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Tsitsipas Meets Greek President, Makes Vow


The end of the season doesn't mean the end of a dream days for Stefanos Tsitsipas

Fresh off defeating Alex de Minaur to capture the ATP NextGen Finals championship in Milan, Tsitsipas met Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos today.

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The 20-year-old Athens native made a vow sure to make his Greek fans proud.

Tsitsipas said he plans to represent Greece in the Davis Cup and at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

"I want to play for the Greek national team," Tsitsipas told the Athens News Agency in comments published by AFP. "It is something that is within my goals."

The Olympic Games are part of Tsitsipas' heritage. His maternal grandfather, Sergei Salnikov, won an Olympic gold medal in soccer playing for the champion Soviet Uniion at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

The ATP's 2018 Most Improved Player, Tsitsipas made history as the first ATP champion from Greece when he handed Ernests Gulbis his first-ever finals loss in the Stockholm title match.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tsitsipas has rocketed up the rankings from No. 91 at the start of the season to his current rank of No. 15.

"It is a lonely road and I will continue to try and do what I can to cope with the difficulties and meet the expectations of my fellow Greeks," Tsitsipas told the media in Athens. "Every time I go out on the court, I try to give my best."

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