‘I couldn’t sleep for many nights,’ recalls Stefanos Tsitsipas after ‘incredible’ achievement

Stefanos Tsitsipas says he still gets so excited about his ATP Finals win last year that he sometimes wakes up thinking of it. 

The Greek produced some sumptuous tennis 12 months ago to win the competition, beating Dominic Thiem in the final after dismissing Roger Federer in the last four.

It remains the biggest title he has won, and he says it’s something he often can’t help but think about.

“I wake up sometimes and think about that day,” Tsitsipas said when asked what his win at the O2 last year meant to him.

“It might come as a thought during the day… the great atmosphere and the triumph at the end. It’s one of the best feelings in the world.

“Being a champion at such a young age playing such incredible tennis throughout the whole week bought so much joy to me and my family.

“I honestly can’t thank anyone enough for that memorable week in London. The feeling at the end was just phenomenal. I couldn’t sleep for many nights after that. The effort I put out in the court was extraordinary.”

Tsitsipas will not be able to relive his 2019 triumph for long at the O2, though, with the tournament moving to Turin next year.

However, he is planning on enjoying it while he can.

“The feeling being back is incredible. I think I have earned it being back here.

“I don’t feel any of the pressure of last year. I am here to enjoy my week and play good tennis.”

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