Stefanos Tsitsipas has paid tribute to his grandmother, who he states passed off five minutes until he took to the courtroom to its French Open final against Novak Djokovic.
Tsitsipas, playing his first grand slam final, won the first two collections of Sunday’s game before Djokovic mounted a comeback to win 6-7 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4.
“A smart woman whose faith in existence, and willingness to give and supply can not be compared to some other human being I have ever met,” Tsitsipas composed of his grandma on Instagram.
“It is very important to get more people like her on the planet. Because folks like her make you come alive. They make you dream.
“I want to state that irrespective of this day, situation, or circumstance, this is completely devoted to her, and only her. Thank you for increasing my dad. Without him, this would not have been possible”
In Sunday’s final, Tsitsipas chose the first set in a tie break and broke Djokovic double at the next group to race into a 2-0 lead.
However, the momentum began to swing and Tsitsipas, who went to five sets against Alexander Zverev from the semifinal, called on his coach for treatment in the conclusion of the third group.
Djokovic maintained his dominance at the last 3 sets and proceeded to claim his 19th grand slam name — transferring him behind the totals of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
It also found him to become only the third person ever following Rod Laver and Roy Emerson to acquire every grand slam two or more times.
Tsitsipas, 22, place his defeat into perspective within his Instagram post.
“Life is not about winning or losing weight. It is about loving each and every minute in life whether that is alone or with other people,” he added.
“Living a meaningful life without distress and abjection. Lifting celebrating and decorations win is something, but not everything.”