Stefanos Tsitsipas: 'Greece is also a kind of shell for me'

Stefanos Tsitsipas

The Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the final of the Stockholm tournament but unfortunately lost to Against Holger Rune.

In his previous match he spoke about his love of Greece during a on court interview.

In the same interview, Stefanos Tsitsipas revealed that he is very proud to represent his country. "Greece is my home. I have my roots there and I have the culture of the country in my blood. Greece is also a kind of shell for me.

Maybe it also protects me. I'm definitely happiest when I'm there," Stefanos Tsitsipas stated. The 24-year-old also spoke about the importance of finding a work-life balance whilst competing at the highest level of the sport.

"We professionals live in a bubble, but the things I do for myself away from tennis - including meeting people I trust unconditionally - make me feel good about reality. That’s important for me. This also sharpens your consciousness. And yes, maybe that really makes me a better player," he added.