Stefanos Tsitsipas won the biggest title of his career and was crowned champion at the Nitto ATP Finals in London, yesterday! The sixth-seeded Greek tennis player defeated Dominic Thiem of Austria over two hours and 35 minutes in the championship match at The O2 in London.
At 21 years and 3 months, Stefanos Tsitsipas is the youngest Nitto ATP Finals champion since Lleyton Hewitt (20) in 2001 in Sydney.
"[The crowd support] is just phenomenal, having such an army behind me while I am on the court. They give me so much energy. They give me belief that I can achieve the things I want to achieve on the court. They motivate me. They just give me so much energy in general and I just love that. I would like to thank every single one [of the fans] who came here to support me today with the Greek flags. They made it feel like home” said Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Tsitsipas has earned $2,656,000 in prize money and 1,300 ATP Rankings points in five matches this week and is the first tennis player since David Nalbandian in 2005 to recover from losing the first set and claim the title.
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