‘I followed his advice’ – Stefanos Tsitsipas reveals how Novak Djokovic helped him to ATP title

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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic

Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed that advice from Novak Djokovic helped inspire him to his ATP Finals triumph last week.

The 21-year-old upset the field by winning the biggest title of his career so far, even beating Roger Federer in the semi-finals before downing Dominic Thiem in a brilliant final.

And he admits that he has been keen to soak up as much advice as he could from the top players over the week, with one man in particular proving the most helpful.

“I remember chatting with them (Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal) and receiving as much as advice as I could,” he told the BBC.

“Djokovic told me ‘keep fighting, stay healthy and positive and things are gonna go your way.’

“I followed this advice, it’s phenomenal, it’s something I was never expecting, leaving London with the trophy makes things outstanding.

“It takes some time to process all of that. I am really grateful and happy for the support I received here in London this week.

“It’s been fantastic, people watched from my homeland in Greece. Just the energy, the crowd, the vibes and the on-court experience. I am really proud of myself.”

Tsitsipas became the sixth youngest player in history to claim the title despite it being his first appearance in the competition.

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