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Stefanos Tsitsipas Enjoying Practice in Mexico Before Atp 500 Event

Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked out Rafal Nadal from the Australian Open 2021.

The highest-ranked Greek player, Stefanos Tsitsipas has posted a video on his Twitter from Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero. The clip had the youngest player ever to rank in the Top 10 is recently practicing for his upcoming ATP 500 event. In the 38 second long video, the Greek was all covered with sweat. He was experiencing completely different conditions; he has never been in such hot and humid weather. Further, he also mentioned his new hobby of learning Spanish.

The 22-year-old attached his video, with a motivating caption in Spanish, “No te rajes.” which translates to “Do not give up.”

Tsitsipas has his last match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert from France in the Open 13 Provence quarter-finals, where he has been defeated by 7-6 (7-0), 4-6, 2-6.

Prior achievements of Stefanos Tsitsipas

Mexican Open will witness the debut of World No. 5, Stefanos Tsitsipas when he takes on France’s Benoit Paire in the opening round. He seems to enjoy one of the perfect starts to a season. Firstly, he won both his matches at the ATP Cup then went ahead for the semi-finals at the Australian Open.

In the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, Stefanos claimed his victory over World No. 1, Rafael Nadal. Further, he became the second player to recover from two sets down to beat Rafael Nadal at a Grand Slam.

After the grand triumph, Tsitsipas had no words to express his feelings. Then he confessed that in the starting, he was nervous but gradually he flew like a bird.

“I have no words to describe what has just happened on the court, my tennis speaks for itself. It’s an unbelievable feeling to fight at such a high level and leave it out on the court,” said Stefanos. 

Adding to the list, the champion of the 2019 ATP finals has previously conquered Andrey Rublev of Russia in the semi-finals of ATP Rotterdam.

The last time Tsitsipas visited Mexico was towards the end of 2014 for back-to-back junior tournaments.

“That was my first elevation in tennis. Mexico is pretty much the place where it all started for me, chasing the dream,” Tsitsipas said.

According to him, Mexico was the stepping stone towards chasing his dreams. He feels a sense of commonness with the Mexicans and compliments them as hardworking and ethical in many ways.

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