Stefanos Tsitsipas says he is «very determined» to make a good run at the ATP Finals and finish in the year-end No. 1 ranking. Tsitsipas, who is enjoying a career high spot of his own as World No. 3, has a chance at No. 1.
In Turin, Tsitsipas needs to win all three of his Round Robin matches and then win the title as well. Tsitsipas kicks off his campaign at the ATP Finals playing against Novak Djokovic. «In fact, I am very determined and extremely privileged to be in a position to fight for No.
1, because it has always been a dream of mine since I was a little boy to be crowned World No. 1. It’s amazing to achieve something like this. I’m going to try to be relaxed, enjoy the process, not think too much about the destination, but the journey is what matters most.
In this case, playing good tennis and having fun on the court is much more important than obsessing over the title of World No. 1, which may come now or later. It’s more of a marathon than a sprint,» Tsitsipas said, according to the ATP Finals website.
Tsitsipas aims for his second ATP Finals title
The 24-year-old Tsitsipas knows what it takes to win the ATP Finals, having won the tournament in 2019. «I feel great about my body and my game. I’m happy to be here fighting for something prestigious in this kind of an event.
I earned my place by playing consistent tennis throughout the year with good results on almost all surfaces. It turned out better than I thought it would, and I’m happy now, sitting in this chair, being part of the top eight players in the world,» Tsitsipas said.
Tsitsipas was drawn in the same group as Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev. Whether Tsitsipas can make it to the end of the season-ending tournament remains to be seen.