Stefanos Tsitsipas took a moment to express his gratitude to all the Greek fans who helped Greece set their new Davis Cup record attendance number. Last weekend, Tsitsipas led Greece to a 3-1 win over Ecuador, as Greece have now been promoted to World Group I after 19 years.
Furthermore, Greece set a new attendance record when 12,400 Greeks came out to support their nation. «We are deeply humbled by the unwavering support of the record-breaking 12,400 Greeks who attended the Davis Cup tie against Ecuador.
To have played in front of such a huge and enthusiastic crowd, who came together to write the story, is a truly unforgettable experience. The passion and energy of this magnificent gathering was felt on and off the pitch, and it is a proud moment for all Greeks.
We are honored to have been a part of this historic moment and to have represented the colors of blue and white with distinction. Thank you Greece for making this a day we will always cherish,» Tsitsipas wrote on his Instagram post.
Tsitsipas delivered for Greece against Ecuador
On Saturday, Tsitsipas defeated world No. 735 Álvaro Guillén Meza 7-5 6-2
The following day, Tsitsipas defeated Andrés Andrade, world number 571, 7-6(1) 6-1 to secure the key third point for Greece. Tsitsipas, who played in the Australian Open final a few days earlier, was evidently not at his best over the Davis Cup weekend.
Many players in Tsitsipas’s position would have simply skipped Davis Cup, but not Tsitsipas, who wanted to lead his country to a great Davis Cup victory. Tsitsipas has once again shown that he is very committed to representing Greece in the Davis Cup.
Tsitsipas recently revealed that one of his goals is to win an Olympic gold medal for Greece and also lead his country to a Davis Cup title. It remains to be seen if the 24-year-old Tsitsipas can achieve both of those goals in the rest of his career.