Stefanos Tsitsipas expressed his excitement over the title he won alongside his brother, Petros Tsitsipas.
The World No. 7 has experienced some ups and downs on the Tour over the past few months since winning the Los Cabos Open in early August. Tsitsipas had a special week at the European Open, showing an improved level that brought him his first consecutive victories since his triumph in Mexico.
Despite falling just short of the final in the singles draw after a semifinal loss to Frenchman Arthur Fils (7-6, 7-6), Tsitsipas managed to clinch the doubles title alongside his brother Petros. They defeated the pairing of Uruguayan Ariel Behar and Czech Adam Pavlasek in a hard-fought match that ended 6-7 (5), 6-4, and 10-8.
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While the Greek duo had previously competed in various tournaments, including Grand Slam events, they hadn't enjoyed much success. Winning their first title together, Stefanos Tsitsipas was filled with joy and expressed his happiness at sharing the title with his brother, Petros.
“There are certainly a lot of emotions. I must say that I have played a lot of tournaments in my life, I have won a lot of titles, and I have great memories. But this one struck me in a different way, and I can say with great confidence that it is probably one of the most emotional and important moments of my career, even more than the singles titles,” he said
“Being able to win with my brother is unimaginable. We were little kids running around hitting tennis balls and it would never have occurred to us that we would have the opportunity to play ATP 250, 500 or 1000,” former world No. 3 added.
“I would like to thank Petros and everyone who made this possible. We have come a long way and I really hope we can continue to do so. And that we can support each other in our own way and make this journey a dream,” Tsitsipas concluded.
Tsitsipas' next challenge will be at the ATP 500 Vienna Open, where he will face the former US Open champion, Dominic Thiem. Their head-to-head record is currently tied at 5-5, even though the local tennis player is arriving in Vienna with an inconsistent form, holding the world No. 99 ranking.