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Tsitsipas learned of her grandmother's death five minutes before the Roland Garros final

Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed that he learned of the death of his grandmother five minutes before jumping to the Phillipe Chatrier to play the Ronald Garros final against Novak Djokovic .

June 13, 2021 will be a day that Stefanos Tsitsipas will never forget. Not only because he was very close to winning his first Grand Slam at Roland Garros, after beating Novak Djokovic by two sets to zero, but also because he knew the death of his grandmother before jumping into the final.

There were just five minutes left for Tsitsipas to jump to the Phillipe Chatrier to play the final of Roland Garros when the tennis player learned that his grandmother had just passed away, according to the Greek in an emotional message on his social networks.

Life is not about winning or losing . It’s about enjoying every moment of life, either alone or with others. Living a meaningful life without misery and abjection. Lifting trophies and celebrating victories is something, but not everything. Five minutes before entering the court, my very dear grandmother lost the battle with her life. A wise woman whose faith in life and willingness to give and provide cannot be compared to any other human being I have ever met, ”wrote Tsitsipas.

The young Greek tennis player could not dedicate the victory at Roland Garros to his late grandmother, but he did pay her an emotional tribute in his networks: “It is important to have more people like her in this world. Because people like her give you life. They make you dream . I would like to say that regardless of the day, circumstance or situation, this is dedicated entirely to her, and only to her. Thank you for raising my father. Without him, this would not have been possible.

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Tsitsipas received multiple displays of affection from the sports world after losing to Djokovic in a memorable match. Even his sports firm, Adidas , left him one of the most powerful messages: “ Win or lose, tennis has a new hero . This is not the end, just the beginning of your story. You will continue to inspire others, in the same way that the previous ones have inspired you.

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