Tsitsi mentioned during the Trophy Presentation that he visited the Monte Carlo tournament when he was young and watched both Federer and Nadal play there several times. I love hearing those sorts of stories where players watch their idols and then go on to win at the same level of the sport.I learned today that his mother had won a juniors title in Monte-Carlo back in 1981. It was her dream that her son would win here, too. If so, his motivation and drive are understandable. I'm happy that the dream came true.
I'm not surprised. Imho, the Masters 1000 Tournaments like Monte Carlo are a lot more prestigious than the WTF. Tsitsi respects the traditions of the sport.
No.I'm not surprised. Imho, the Masters 1000 Tournaments like Monte Carlo are a lot more prestigious than the WTF. Tsitsi respects the traditions of the sport.
Most (if not all) players would place the Four Majors above everything else. Tournaments like Monte Carlo, Indian Wells, Madrid and Cinci are not far behind. The WTF is simply the icing on the cake.
... And I think his Single Handed Backhand has really improved and become a real weapon for him now (both cross court and down the line.)I wrote after Miami that he moves better then in 2020. He combines heavy spin with high speed on both wings which works especially well on clay and has a good serve relative for his height.
Well, I'm European and I still consider the WTF to be more important than any masters event.Don't you know ... anyone that posts on TTW is an American
I don't think that was what Citypass meant AT ALL. He ranked his first Masters 1000 crown above his ATP Finals victory. It means the former is more important to him, not that the latter doesn't mean anything. If one goes back to his reaction after winning the ATP Finals, it's obvious that it meant a lot.This is another proof that ATP finals is just a glorified exho and Nadal fans were right all these years.