Stefanos Tsitsipas says he wants to push his limits and break records as he is determined to win his first title at this week’s ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. The 24-year-old Tsitsipas is making his sixth main draw appearance in Rotterdam this week.
After reaching the Rotterdam semi-final in 2021, Tsitsipas finished runner-up to Felix Auger-Aliassime in the 2022 Rotterdam final. «As a tennis player, I want to push my limits and exceed them. Break records. This week I can do it by putting my name on that board there.»
If I can do that, I will be a very happy man,» Tsitsipas said, according to the Rotterdam tournament website.
Tsitsipas believes he is a born champion
Tsitsipas, ranked No. 3 in the world, has spoken multiple times about his desire to do big things and finish as one of the greatest of all time.
At the last Australian Open, Tsitsipas came close to winning his first Grand Slam title and becoming world number 1 for the first time in his career. Had Tsitsipas defeated Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final, he would have won his first Grand Slam and also reached the top spot.
«It’s my time to aim for something like this. I don’t see any reason to lower my expectations or my goals. I was born a champion. I can feel it in my blood. I can feel it as a competitive kid that I was when I was young, it’s something that’s inside from my.
I want to harvest that, make it blossom, make it even stronger and more loving, work hard to achieve those goals. It’s that beautiful number, the number ‘1’, that will make things extremely emotional by turning that,» Tsitsipas said after the Australian Open.
This week in Rotterdam, Tsitsipas is the top seed and defeated Emil Ruusuvuori in the first round. It remains to be seen if Tsitsipas can go all the way on the indoor hard courts of Rotterdam this week.