In an interview to Globo Esporte, Stefanos Tsitsipas commented on his two idols, Roger” federer> and Juan Martin del Potro. The 20-year-old Athens native said: “I faced Juan Martin del Potro in last year’s Rome Open and he was my second idol after Federer, the guy who I admired.
I wanted to beat him, but at the same time, it was very strange to play against a giant, a legend like del Potro. It’s not easy because you want to beat him but in the same time I remember me seeing him as a God.”
On his different ways to use the Internet, Tsitsipas added: “I like to change a lot. I do not like to be involved in just one thing, for example just videos. I like to send SMS, write through Facebook and Twitter. That’s very interesting.
Journalists use Twitter a lot so it’s nice, Instagram is a good place to speak about your life through photos, YouTube is good to share and create videos. For me, creating a video is nice, you can tell your story through videos.
People often love it.” On his second-round win over Tsitsipas in Montreal on Wednesday, Hubert Hurkacz said: “It’s a huge win. Stefanos is an amazing player… I’m so happy that I won. I think I served really well today, that helped me a lot.”
Before his loss in Montreal, Tsitsipas had broken into the top-five of the ATP singles rankings on Monday, 5th August after reaching the semi-finals of the Citi Open in Washington last week.