Advertisement
Wednesday, Jul 06, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Stefanos Tsitsipas Says His Grandmother Died Just Before French Open Final Against Novak Djokovic

Playing his maiden Grand Slam final, Stefanos Tsitsipas led Novak Djokovic by two sets only to lose the French Open 2021 title clash in a heart-breaking manner

Stefanos Tsitsipas Says His Grandmother Died Just Before French Open Final Against Novak Djokovic
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts after the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, June 13, 2021 in Paris, France. | AP Photo/Christophe Ena
Stefanos Tsitsipas Says His Grandmother Died Just Before French Open Final Against Novak Djokovic
outlookindia.com
2021-06-14T21:37:12+05:30

French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas said Monday his grandmother died just before he played the final at Roland Garros against Novak Djokovic. (More Tennis News)

Tsitsipas posted on social media that his “very beloved grandmother lost her battle with life” five minutes before he entered the court Sunday for his first Grand Slam title match.

He thanked her for raising his father and called her a “wise woman whose faith in life, and willingness to give and provide can’t be compared to any other human being that I have ever met.”

Tsitsipas continued: "It's important to have more people like her in this world. Because people like her make you come alive. They make you dream."

The 22-year-old from Greece lost to Djokovic 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

(AP)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement