The French Open 2021 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas revealed that he had lost his grandmother five minutes before the final against Novak Djokovic started on Sunday. He took to Instagram handle and wrote a heartfelt note where he confessed his love for his grandmother after his defeat against 19 times Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic.
Tsitsipas wrote on his Instagram handle “Five minutes before entering the court my very beloved grandmother lost her battle with life. A wise woman faith in life, and willingness to give and provide can’t be compared to any other human being that I have ever met.” He also mentioned “It’s important to have more people like her in this world. Because people like her make you come alive. They make you dream.”
He also reckoned that winning and losing is not important but enjoying every moment is. As his Instagram post says, “Life isn’t about winning or losing. It’s about enjoying every single moment in life whether that’s alone or with others. Living a meaningful life without misery and objection. Lifting trophies and celebrating wins is something, but not everything.”
Stefanos said at the presentation, “I had a good run and am happy with myself, but let’s give it to Novak because he has shown us over the past couple of years what a great champion he is, I am inspired by the things he has achieved and I hope one day I can maybe do half of what he has done so far!”