“It’s Just Fulfilling” – Stefanos Tsitsipas on Winning a Medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 03/03/2020, 1:59 PM EST
Stefanos Tsitsipas


World Number six Stefanos Tsitsipas ended his 2019 season in the best possible way by clinching his career’s biggest title in London.  This year, the Greek lad couldn’t defend his semi-finals spot at the Australian Open, but in the 2020 season, he has already won a title in Marseille. And later he reached the finals in Dubai.

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It’s a big year for all the athletes around the globe with the Tokyo Olympics 2020 coming up in July. Just as all the athletes Tsitsipas aspires to leave Japan with a medal around his neck. “I’ll just have tears in my eyes if I leave from Tokyo with a medal. I think it’s every athlete’s dream. Also, it’s just fulfilling,” he stated.

“It’s a great thing to have. It’s a great milestone, achievement, call it however you like to call it. It’s going to be one of the best two weeks of my life in Tokyo,” Stefanos Tsitsipas reflected.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Greece won six Olympics medals and none of them came from tennis. In singles tennis, Dionysios Kasdaglis and Konstantinos Paspatis were the last Greek players to win a medal at the 1896 Athens Olympics. 

Certainly in Tokyo, Greek tennis is anticipating to end their 124-year-old wait for an Olympic medal in tennis. And Tsitsipas is their sole hope.

Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 2019

Last year, he achieved the career-high ranking of number five in the world. He is the highest-ranked Greek tennis player in the history of the sport.

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Also, Tsitsipas stopped the two-time defending champion, Roger Federer, in the fourth round of Aussie Open. Later in the season, he defeated Rafael Nadal on Madrid’s clay and dethroned the World Number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic at Shanghai Masters.

His challenging tennis against the liege lords of tennis, powerful single-hand strokes from the baseline and clever game on the net, collectively raise the Olympic medal hope for the Greek tennis.

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On the ATP Tour, Stefanos Tsitsipas will be next seen on the courts of Indian Wells

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