I’m Very Close”: Stefanos Tsitsipas Motivated to Catch Up With Novak Djokovic in Race to Turin


Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas, who’s presently trailing Novak Djokovic at No.2 within the race to make the ATP Finals attract Turin, stated that it will be motivating to meet up with him.


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Tsitsipas held the lead within the race for Turin regardless of shedding the Roland-Garros remaining to the Serbian.

Nonetheless, with Djokovic following up on his second profession French Open title by lifting his third straight Grand Slam this yr at Wimbledon, the Greek dropped to No.2 within the race.


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The Serbian, who’s degree with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at 20 Grand Slam titles apiece, has already certified for the ATP Finals with 7,170 factors.

Stefanos Tsitsipas trails Novak Djokovic at No.2 in race to Turin

Tsitsipas trails comfortably behind at second with 4,570 rating factors.

The Greek, who presently sits fourth in singles, couldn’t garner any rating factors at All England as he made a stunning first-round exit after shedding to American Frances Tiafoe.

Chatting with Tennis TV, Tsitsipas, who reached the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 occasion in Hamburg on Wednesday with an emphatic win over German Dominik Koepfer, stated, “At present, it’s a giant motivation (race to Turin). I do know I’m very shut (to Djokovic). I’m motivated for a greater second half of the season.”

He stated that with a raft of onerous courtroom occasions scheduled in america within the weeks and months forward, he senses a chance to choose up beneficial rating factors and shut the hole on Djokovic and, presumably, even take the lead.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 6, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in motion throughout his fourth spherical match in opposition to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

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“There’s going to be lots of motion within the States with onerous courtroom tournaments, and I feel there’s a spot for me to shut there. Maybe make a giant quantity of factors and get within the lead once more,” Tsitsipas stated.

Nonetheless, he was fast so as to add that for him to remain ship-shape and motivated for these occasions, he must deal with his physique and keep mentally match.

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“My physique must be in the fitting state. And I should be mentally wholesome and match to have the ability to get to that time once more,” the present World No.4 added.


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Tsitsipas will play Serbian Filip Krajinovic for a spot within the Hamburg semifinals on Thursday.


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