In the age of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas stood apart. He competed in two Grand Slam finals and rose to the top five in the rankings.
The Greek superstar, however, was unable to get over the final obstacle and win the championship trophy.
With the first Grand Slam of the year—the Australian Open—Tsitsipas earned a ticket to the championship match once more. Will he be able to reach the top of the last obstacle and raise the first Grand Slam trophy?
Only time will tell if Tsitsipas, 24, can do it or not. However, this tennis pro may now rejoice after making it to the Grand Slam final three times.
The semi-finals duel between Tsitsipas and Russian tennis sensation Karen Khachanov was crowded, though. The 18th seed Khachanov turned things around in the third set after dropping the first two.
The Rashan star, however, was unable to continue playing consistently in the last set. He ultimately had to leave the semi-finals after dropping sets 3-1.
Tsitsipas advanced after winning the opening set 7-6 (7-2). The Greek star easily prevailed 6-4 in the second set. Khachanov then made a U-turn in the third set, winning the game 6-7 to close the deficit to 2-1.
Khachanov, a tennis pro from Russia, didn’t give a damn about Tsitsipas in the last set, though. lost 6-3 in the game. If he wins one more match, Tsitsipas will now experience what it’s like to win the first Grand Slam of his career. He may be able to reach the top of the rating with it.
Tsitsipas, however, has a chance to compete against the powerful Novak Djokovic.
I was thinking how hard I had worked to get to this level,’ Tsitsipas exclaimed after winning the match.
But if you can persevere, push yourself harder, and maintain your focus, it will be worthwhile.