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'No reason for me to think about that' - Stefanos Tsitsipas relaxed over rankings

Stefanos Tsitsipas fist pump Monte-Carlo

Stefanos Tsitsipas says he is not worried about climbing the rankings, as he knows it will take care of itself if he keeps on winning.

The Greek star has made a strong start to 2021, reaching the Australian Open semi-final and finishing runner-up to Alexander Zverev in Acapulco.

He has the chance to win his first Masters title in Monte-Carlo, as he faces Andrey Rublev in Sunday's final.

That form this season has seen him reach a career-high ranking of number five, although he is still some way short of Dominic Thiem, who will still be more than 1000 points ahead of him in Monday's rankings.

Tistipas, though, believes rankings are not something worth devoting too much energy too.

And, as he usually does, he also managed to come up with a colourful analogy for the situation.

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"I don't think about rankings," Tsitsipas said. "There is no reason for me to think about rankings.

"If I perform well, I'm going to get good results. It's like school. You go to school, you study, do your homework.

"When it's a test day, when you're supposed to give a test, you've done all your research, homework, everything combined to write a good grade."

Tsitsipas's recent form has seen him open up a commanding lead of 1335 points over Alexander Zverev, who is currently one back in sixth.

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