Stefanos Tsitsipas enjoyed a rather magical end of the year after he defeated Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem before conquering the ATP Finals.
The Greek looked in top form in London from the very beginning after he defeated Daniil Medvedev and Sascha Zverev in Daniil Medvedev in straight sets. Then, Stefanos lost a not-so-important match in the 3rd match of the round-robin in 3 sets against an inspired Rafael Nadal. However, the 21-year-old was majestic soon after when he beat Roger Federer in straight sets in the semifinal before defeating an inspired Dominic Thiem in the final.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’ holidays
The Greek enjoyed a rather prolonged break after London to go to Iceland, Greece, Cyprus, Oman, and Dubai where he will commence his preparation for the new season.
During an interview with the ATP Tour, Stefanos revealed how crucial was the support of the Greek fans especially in winning his last title.
“That benefitted me a lot, gave me such a boost, and brought my game to such high energy levels. You cannot ask for anything better. It was a great, great week with good fan support, a good team around me. I left London with a trophy, which was just, I couldn’t really believe what just happened,” Stefanos commented.
Challenging Nadal and Djokovic in Abu Dhabi
Next week, Stefanos will play the prestigious Mubadala World Tennis Championship, where he will face Gael Monfils in the opening match. If he wins, he has the opportunity to play Novak Djokovic and possibly Rafael Nadal for the title. Once these matches looked to be impossible challenges, now Tsitsipas knows that he is in the same league especially when playing best of 3 matches.
The sky is the limit.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.6, Stefanos played his last match on the 17th of November when he defeated Dominic Thiem 6-76 6-2 7-64 in the final in London to win his 4th career title.
This year Stefanos has a 53-25 win-loss record. Tsitsipas has won 3 titles in 2019 in Marseille, in Estoril and in London. Tsitsipas was the finalist in Dubai, in Madrid and in Beijing.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.3, Roger played his last match on the 16th of November when he had to bow to Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in London.
This year Roger has a 51-10 win-loss record. The Swiss conquered 4 titles in 2019 in Dubai, in Miami, in Halle and in Basel. Federer was the finalist in Indian Wells and in Wimbledon.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Roger Federer played each other 4 times. The head to head is 2-2.
The last time that they played each other, Stefanos Tsitsipas won 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in Nitto Atp Finals in 16th November 2019.
Here the highlights.
Dominic Thiem’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.4 (career-high), the Austrian played his last match on the 17th of November when he was overcome by Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-76 6-2 7-64 in the final in London.
This year Dominic has a 47-17 win-loss record. Dominic has won 5 titles in 2019 in Indian Wells, in Barcelona, in Kitzbuhel, in Beijing and in Vienna. Thiem was the finalist at the French Open and in London.