French Opens runner-up Tsitsipas, wrote on his Instagram post that his grandmother passed away right before the French Open finals with Novak Djokovic.
The young tennis player penned down an emotional note for his beloved grandmother. He wrote a caption that says,
“Life isn’t about winning or losing. It’s about enjoying every single moment in life whether that’s alone or with others. Living a meaningful life without misery and abjection. Lifting trophies and celebrating wins is something, but not everything. 5 minutes before entering the court my very beloved grandmother lost her battle with life. A wise woman whose faith in life, and willingness to give and provide can’t be compared to any other human being that I have ever met. It’s important to have more people like her in this world. Because people like her make you come alive. They make you dream. I would like to say that regardless of the day, circumstance or situation, this is entirely dedicated to her, and only her. Thank you for for raising my father. Without him this wouldn’t have been possible.”
Soon after the post was live, many came in to offer their condolence including the French tennis coach, Patrick Mouratoglou who is coaching the 22 times Grand Slam singles titles winner Serena Williams since 2012.
The French Open witnessed a clash of the champions as well as a heartwarming moment of Novak Djokovic giving away his French Open winning racquet to a young boy watching courtside for “giving me the right tactics”. The 22-year-old runner-up from Greece lost to Djokovic 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.