Stefanos Tsitsipas wrote on social media that just before the French Open final, his grandmother passed away. No. 5 Sisipas lost to No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the final.
Sisipas announced on Monday about his grandmother, his father’s mother. He wrote a headline saying that life is not all about victory, reflecting on what is really important.
“Life is not about winning or losing. It is about enjoying every moment of life, whether alone or with others. Live a meaningful life without pain and downfall. Raising trophies and celebrating victory is one thing, but it’s not all.”
The title goes on to say that he found out a few minutes before going to court. He wrote:
“Five minutes before entering the court, my beloved grandmother lost her battle with her life. A wise woman, her belief in life and her willingness to give and provide are unmatched by any other person I have ever met. The important thing is that there are more people like her in the world. Because people like her keep you alive and make you dream. I want to say that no matter what day, what is the situation, what is the situation, this is completely dedicated to her. Yes, only her.”
He concluded: “Thank you for raising my father. Without him, this would be impossible.”