Out of the red rectangle in tears, the Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas he had to surrender in the face of an ever monstrous Novak Djokovic. The final of the Serbian is Roland Garros, won Sunday 13 June 2021 in five sets against Tsitsipas. However, the Greek did not cry only for the defeat (with a very high head) in the final. Through a post on his Instagram profile, the 22-year-old announced that he had learned of the disappearance of his grandmother, a few minutes before the start of the Roland Garros final. The Greek therefore wanted to pay homage to his grandmother, dedicating his incredible journey to her, surrounded by a trophy.
“Five minutes before entering the field, my beloved grandmother lost her battle for life – writes the tennis player – A wise woman, whose faith in life and the will to give cannot be compared to anyone else who has never met.It is important that there are more people like her in this world. Because people like her make you live, they make you dream. Life is not about winning or losing. It’s about enjoying every moment of life, alone or with others. ”
Stefanos Tsitsipas then concludes his farewell message to his late grandmother, recalling the things in life that really matter: “Live a life full of meaning, without misery or abjection. Raising trophies and celebrating victories is something, but that’s not all. ” Among the comments of the post stands out that of Novak Djokovic himself who, with a series of sad and praying emoticons, enclosed by a heart, reaffirmed the nobility contained in tennis: opponents on the field, but tight in pain outside. A first Grand Slam final that Tsitsipas, for one reason or another, will never forget.