‘That’s what I’m fighting for,’ says Stefanos Tsitsipas on chasing year end goal

Stefanos Tsitsipas says he is focusing his attention on the year end finals and setting himself a points target to reach as he leads current ATP race.

Tsitsipas has had an outstanding season so far, winning his first Masters title in Monte-Carlo and winning in Lyon last week. He also reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the finals in both Barcelona and Acapulco.

This incredible form means the world number six has the most ATP wins for the year, 33 in total, and currently leads in the FedEx ATP Tour Race To Turin in top spot.

Tsitsipas is 440 points ahead of second placed Novak Djokovic with 3,360 points while the Serbian has 2,920. Andrey Rublev is currently in third place with 2760 points.

The ATP finals, which was previously played in London but will move to its new home in Turin this year, is exclusively for the top 8 ranked players in the men’s game.

Tsitispas has reached the ATP Finals twice before in 2019 where he won the tournament on his debut and 2020 and he says he is focusing on keeping his consistency up to get there once again.

“That’s what I’m fighting for; that’s where most of my attention is right now,” Tsitsipas admitted.

“It’s a priority and I’m trying to gain as many points in the Race To Turin this year. It’s going well so far. I’ve been playing good tennis. I’ve been consistent and that has helped me be where I am right now.

In 2019 the Greek qualified with 4000 points, and in 2020 he qualified with 4625 but he says his ambitions are much higher this year.

“I have a goal of achieving 7,000 or 8,000 points this year. I think it’s a good goal and with this consistency, I see no reason not to get there.”

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