Stefanos Tsitsipas looked at Roger Federer for encouragement after his early exit from Wimbledon this season. He wanted to be all alone after he lost to Thomas Fabbiano in a five-setter. With hopes of an entire nation (Greece) on his young shoulders, he really felt that he has let down his fans with his performance. After a first-round exit from the tournament, many thought that he was ill-prepared for the grass-court tournament.
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Early exit from Wimbledon did not go well with the Greek youngster and he locked himself up for three consecutive days in his room in London. He spent time reading books and on his computer.
Giving an interview, the Greek admitted: “I thought about this match a lot, and I was very upset.”
It is during this time he read the novel ‘The Alchemist’ and an autobiography of his tennis idol, Roger Federer. Consciously, Tsitsipas did not put his hand on a fantasy book to drive away his mind from the frustrating exit from Wimbledon.
He said: “I was reading an autobiography by another journalist concerning the life of Roger Federer. One really interesting book about him,” Tsitsipas further added: The details in there are pretty accurate.”
Consequently, he did take a break and went off for a brief vacation of two weeks and said: “I think that was very important to refuel, recharge my batteries coming in here”.
After Wimbledon, Tsitsipas has worked on his game and he is back to his winning ways. The Greek is having a good City Open, he beat the home favourite Tommy Paul 6-3 7-5 in the Round of 32.
The “Greek Freak” had once expressed his desire to become the first player to defeat Novak, Rafael, and Federer.
Tsitsipas is a great hard court player and plenty of matches beginning on the surface, he is soon expected to be back to his winning ways.