Stefanos Tsitsipas: "I would like to perfect my Japanese and Mandarin"

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Stefanos Tsitsipas spoke on the official website of the Australian Open and mentioned his big dream which is to speak foreign languages.

The internationally recognized Greek tennis player has already qualified for the '16' and will try to earn a place in the quarter-finals against Jack Sinner on Sunday morning (10:00). Speaking at that time about the match, he stated that he speaks Greek, Russian and English but that is not enough for him!

International tennis player, Stefanos Tsitsipas seems to be a lover of foreign languages ​​- He wants to enrich his vocabulary with Japanese and Mandarin

"Ever since I was a child, it has been my dream to speak many languages ​​for sure. I haven't had a chance to perfect those languages ​​I've been taught in recent years because of my travels. I tend to procrastinate. If I wasn't an active tennis player, I would definitely learn more languages ​​and have the opportunity to communicate with more cultures and peoples of the world. I see it as a superpower. I would like to perfect my Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin (Chinese) and Japanese," said Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs. [15] Jannik Sinner (ITA)

Tsitsipas is the highest seed left in the draw, following Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud’s early exits. Despite seeds tumbling around him, the Greek has had no such problems, not dropping a set en route to the fourth round.

The third seed, who is a three-time semi-finalist in Melbourne, will be motivated to keep his run going as he plays for a double prize this fortnight. If Tsitsipas wins his maiden major title, he will rise to No. 1 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings for the first time.

His focus will be on Sinner, though, who is set to be a tricky customer for the World No. 4. The 15th-seeded Italian advanced in straight sets in his opening two matches before he demonstrated his fighting spirit against Marton Fucsovics, rallying from two-sets-to-love down to take out the Hungarian.

In a battle between two Next Gen ATP Finals champions, Sinner will look to gain revenge against Tsitsipas, having lost to the Greek in the quarter-finals in Melbourne last year.

“I have a good memory from last year,” said Tsitsipas, who leads Sinner 4-1 in their ATP Head2Head series. “I'm sure he's much better prepared this time. I hope I can deliver a good sort of level of game because it was close last time.

“It's about maintaining that. It's about building within that. It's about perhaps maybe sticking to what worked previously, and continually adding to it when out there in the match.”