The 2020 calendar year pressed a harsh lesson on the entire planet, and it also gave the world a much-needed perspective. While many reconciled with family and the neighborhood, many picked up forgotten passions of their childhood. Tennis World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas tweeted about learning the most human emotion amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
Considering the situation worldwide, the battle against the virus is still far from over. However, tennis adapted to its conditions and is rigorously working to make it safer for everyone involved. The upcoming 2021 Australian Open is also reported to have stringent regulations to increase the morale of the players.
Also, the lockdown and the two-week mandatory quarantine before every tournament has challenged the players up to their boiling point. But in the end, the 22-year-old Stefanos recorded a 29-14 win-loss ratio after competing throughout the season.
Stefanos Tsitsipas shares his lesson learned in 2020
There is a long list of players who resigned due to the tough playing conditions in the current scenario. However, the top players remained committed to contributing to the sport. Similar to many, the highest-ranked Greek player realized the essential part of our beings.
Tsitsipas wrote, “If there is one thing that this pandemic taught me is to focus on other people and provide compassion.” Giving back to the community has played a crucial part in the aftermath of the outbreak.
The 2019 ATP Finals champion also endured a leg injury following his breathtaking battle against World No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the 2020 French Open semifinals. After failing to defend his title in London this year, Stefanos began his extensive recovery for the next season.
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Tsitsipas prepares for the 2021 Australian Open
Considered a highly skillful player among the next generation pool, Stefanos has reached two Grand Slam semifinals to date. Among the lot, only Austria’s Dominic Thiem has embraced a major tournament glory at the 2020 US Open.
The exhaustive year has not only helped the Greek player learn life lessons but also gifted him time to rehabilitate well. Given his determination to get better, the 22 years-old will be one to watch out for at the 2021 Australian Open.
Previously, Tsitsipas breached the semifinals of Australia in 2019, where he also upset the Swiss maestro Roger Federer. And in 2020, he failed in the third round against Canadian Milos Raonic. Will next year might be the year for the powerful Greek player?