“I’m so proud of being Greek and representing my country” says Tsitsipas 2

Hours before the biggest match in his career, playing world number 2 Rafael Nadal in the Semi-Finals of the Australian Open, Greek tennis gun Stefanos Tsitsipas told Eurosport he wants to write history and win the Grand Slam event for his country, Greece.

The 20-year-old stressed that he is very proud of being Greek and representing his country at the Australian Open.

He added that although he always dreamed of this day, he still can’t believe his achievements so far in Melbourne, which includes beating former world number 1 Roger Federer, who also happens to be his idol.

Describing himself as humble, cheerful and polite, Tsitsipas said, “Greece is a country that doesn’t have any elite athletes in tennis. Obviously, I want to write history and to make tennis a top sport in my country.”

Tsitsipas also spoke of the great support he has received from his family, especially his parents who have been by his side throughout his career.

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