Greece’s tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas penned a love letter to tennis stating how much it means to him to play at the highest level.
The 25-year-old is rated one of the best players in the circuit and is currently placed at the number five spot in the ATP rankings.
Tsitsipas wrote an emotional letter where he hoped that his kids would one day fall in love with the sport just like he had done.
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"I have been very committed and very devoted to the journey. Every single day, I feel grateful that I have chosen you,” he wrote. “In the future, I hope we have a reciprocal love for each other. I hope my kids, one day, get to play with you, be part of you and continue and carry over my legacy.
"One of my most memorable memories you have offered to me is my first Masters 1000 trophy in Monte Carlo, which to me feels like home a little bit. I used to attend the event when I was a kid and winning there brought back so many emotions, I felt so nostalgic.
“It's a feeling that you can't trade for anything. You taught me to live life as it goes, to never doubt myself and to just keep on living, regardless of the outcome.”
Tsitsipas has been going through a rough patch in the recent past where he was knocked out from the US Open after suffering a defeat in the second round to Switzerland’s Dominic Stephan Stricker with a score of 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3.
That result was another setback for Tsitsipas who had a disappointing outing in Wimbledon earlier this year as well where he was knocked out of the tournament after losing to America’s Christopher Eubanks in the fourth round with a score of 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.