Stefanos Tsitsipas Indian Wells 2021

‘I hope 2022 will be three times better than 2021!’ declares Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas had a thoroughly impressive 2021 season, but the Greek wants to climb even higher in 2022.

The 23-year-old achieved two career milestones in 2021 by winning his first Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo and reaching his first Slam final at Roland Garros soon after.

Tsitsipas claimed two titles over the season and achieved a new career-high of world number three in August before dropping back to fourth by the end of the year.

While an elbow injury derailed the end of his season at the ATP Finals, Tsitsipas is positive about the upcoming season following surgery.

“I am sure I will be 100% back,” he told ANT1.

“The goal is definitely to go even higher. I hope the preparation goes well and that the new year will be three times better than this season.

“Overall I’m happy with where I stand and I think I’m going to have to take an extra step and try and aim for even higher next year,” Tsitsipas added.

The Greek can begin in Australia, where last year he defeated Rafael Nadal from two sets down in the quarter-finals to equal his then career-best Slam result of reaching a semi-final.

Can Tsitsipas go at least one step further and reach the final in Melbourne this year?

“That will require new fresh goals and also trying to improve when it comes to becoming more professional and working to find where the 1% lies, or the five percent where I can benefit from it,” he explained.

“And I will of course have my team to help me get to that 5% that I’m looking for.”

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