“No Wi-Fi”: Stefanos Tsitsipas Visits Lavender Fields in France Post Wimbledon Championships 2021 Early Exit

Published 07/07/2021, 11:42 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 16: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates victory after his semi-final singles match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during Day Seven of the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena on November 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)


Third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas was the first big upset of Wimbledon Championships 2021. With no pre-Wimbledon tournaments under his belt, the Greek suffered a first-round exit against American Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. However, he is now over the loss and is recovering in his unique way.

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Before the Championships, the current World No.4 reached his maiden Grand Slam final at Roland-Garros 2021. Notably, he was only one set away from victory when World No.1 Novak Djokovic stole the following three sets to clinch his 19th major. 

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their final match REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Therefore, Tsitsipas faced the two most heartbreaking losses back to back. Yet, given his philosophical thought process and his recent Instagram post, things seem to be shaping in the right direction for him again.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas visits lavender fields after Wimbledon R1 loss

At 22, Tsitsipas is the highest-ranked Greek professional and the first from his country to play in a major final. All the more, his mental prowess and commanding attitude have made him one of the most promising new generation tennis professionals.

Moreover, as any other athlete, Tsitsipas understands the importance of recovery and break. Since Wimbledon early exit provided him few more days, the Greek decided to make the most of it. What making the most of it means for Tsitsipas is visiting the lavender fields of Valensole during the break.

“There is no wi-fi in the lavender fields, but I promise you will find a better connection,” Tsitsipas captioned the post. From the looks of it, the young Greek seems pleased with the aura of the French lavender.

Soon, the 22-year-old will return to the tennis court; however, this time, Tsitsipas will representing his country. Yes, the Greek professional will contest for a medal at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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Remarkably, the reigning Monte-Carlo champion aims to set an example for his country. Thus, he would be looking forward to bringing his best at the Games, starting in July end. Interestingly, Tsitsipas will also join forces with Maria Sakkari for the mixed doubles category.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 03: Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece talk tactics in the mixed doubles match against Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer of Switzerland during day six of the 2019 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Considering his growth in the last two years, the Greek God will indeed bounce back stronger. No doubt, even fans want to see him lift a Grand Slam title rather sooner than later. The question is: How long will it take for him to put his hands on one?

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What are your expectations from Tsitsipas at US Open this year?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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