Stefanos Tsitsipas: “That day, I wasn’t on the court.”

This week, there will be three ATP 250 tournaments with a lot on the line as different singles and doubles players compete for a place at the Nitto ATP Finals. At the European Open in Antwerp, Hubert Hurkacz and Felix Auger-Aliassime are in the lead. Matteo Berrettini is the favorite at the Tennis Napoli Cup, and Stefanos Tsitsipas is the top seed at the Stockholm Open.

FIVE EVENTS IN STOCKHOLM TO WATCH 1) Stefanos Tsitsipas’ first title’s website: Stefanos Tsitsipas hadn’t won an ATP Tour trophy when he made his debut in Stockholm in 2018. The Greek made a breakthrough that week, losing just one set on the way to the championship.

The 24-year-old is making his first-ever appearance at the occasion and comes in strong. The victor of this year’s Monte-Carlo and Mallorca has already qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals and just advanced to his sixth season final in Astana.

In the second round, Tsitsipas will take on either Maxime Cressy or Ilya Ivashka. 2) Norrie dreams for a career: Stockholm is ranked second. In the Pepperstone ATP Live Race to Turin, Norrie is currently rated 12. To bridge the gap with the other players vying for a spot in the Nitto ATP Finals, where Norrie competed as a substitute the previous year, the southpaw needs a strong week in Sweden.

The 27-year-old will face Aslan Karatsev or a qualifier in his Stockholm debut. Three fit Americans are competing in Stockholm, and each of them had the best season of their professional lives in 2022. Frances Tiafoe has been in top form lately, winning the Laver Cup for Team World, making it to the final in Tokyo, and reaching her first Grand Slam semi-final at the US Open.

Tsitsipas feels upbeat.

Stefanos Tsitsipas’s final three months were filled with emotion between his famous match in the third round of Wimbledon against Nick Kyrgios, his elimination in the first round of the US Open against Galan, his losses in the finals in Cincinnati (against Borna Coric) and Astana more recently (against Novak Djokovic), not to mention the farewell of Roger Federer, which he watched closely.

The Greek opened out about these trying weeks during a press conference in Stockholm, where he claimed victory in his first event of 2018. They are, in my opinion, an emotional roller coaster. One of his poorest performances in his career was perhaps the one in the US Open.

a unique game. I wasn’t playing on the court that day. In the past two weeks, my mental health has undergone significant adjustment. I’ve learned to love this sport, and I’m now enjoying myself, “promised the fifth-placed athlete in the world on Tuesday in Sweden in response to Maxime Cressy’s entry into the race.