Stefanos Tsitsipas had another fantastic run in May after he conquered his 3rd consecutive semifinal in the month in Rome.
The Greek sensation reached the final 4 after dismissing 2 Italians on the way following his wins against Jannik Sinner (6-3 6-2) and Fabio Fognini (6-4 6-3). Then Stefanos had a free ticket to the semifinal after Federer withdrew because of a leg injury. However, Tsitsipas had to bow in the semifinal to a great Rafael Nadal after he lost 6-3 6-4.
Following this effort, Stefanos will reach a career-high rank this coming Monday (no.6).
The thank-you note to the Italian fans.
After losing to Nadal, Stefanos published the following note (translated)
“The biggest competition is [with] myself. I’m not trying to follow others or shoot them down. I’m planning to test my limits. Rome, thank you for showing love and support in this incredible journey. I love Italy!”
La più grande competizione è me stesso. Non sto cercando di seguire gli altri o di abbatterli. Sto pianificando di testare i miei limiti. Roma, grazie per aver mostrato amore e sostegno in questo incredibile viaggio. Io amo l’Italia! pic.twitter.com/Rowydl0g9Q
— Stefanos Tsitsipas (@StefTsitsipas) May 18, 2019