Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Bodosa are increasingly the tennis couple. The former number two and the former number three are always together, sharing dreams and aspirations: to win a Slam and reach the top of the rankings.
The Greek tennis player, however, although he does not change his goals on a sporting level, admitted that his focus has changed since he met the Spanish tennis player. “Having her in my life helps me a lot.
It changed my approach to tennis in a way I never could have expected. I still think about winning my first Slam and reaching the top of the ATP rankings, but for me this is no longer everything. It was an idea I was addicted to when I was young and it deprived me of many things.
That doesn’t mean I’m happy with what I’ve achieved so far, I want to improve as a player, but the key for me is balance, the balance between personal life, building something with someone and advancing your career with the help of that person,” said the two-time Slam finalist in an interview with Kathimeriní.
The new circuit
A life outside the circuit is not the only ‘obstacle’ in Tsitsipas’ career: the search for balance clashes with new rivals, who also aspire to the Slam title and the top ranking.
Considered a possible heir to the Big Three years ago, now new young talents are pushing to dominate the circuit: from Alcaraz to Rune, from Sinner to Musetti. “There was a phase, between 2018 and 2020, long before Alcaraz, Sinner and Rune.
At that time, all the focus was on Zverev, Dominic Thiem and me. Now the scenario has changed. We’re not that young anymore. It’s the younger ones, the ones I mentioned before who play with freedom, they don’t think about anything,” concluded the Greek tennis player.
Tsitsipas, despite some missed passes, is still chasing the Finals in Turin: the indoor tour will be decisive for him and his opponents.