49 Inspirational Quotes by Stefanos Tsitsipas (Tennis)

Player name: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greek tennis player.

Stefanos Tsitsipas is a professional tennis player from Greece. Julia Apostoli, his mother, was a professional on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour, while his father was a tennis coach. Stefanos began tennis training at the age of six. His siblings also pursued the same profession in later years making the Tsitsipas family a ‘tennis family’. At the age of 14, he began competing on the ITF Junior Circuit. Tsitsipas made his ATP main draw debut at the 2017 Rotterdam Open.

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  1. Hardships are a reminder of our inner strength and resilience. They test our values and push us to grow.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  2. It’s good to take a step back and reflect, to gain a different perspective before continuing your path, this time with more knowledge, experience and a healthier mental state that will help you find motivation again.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  3. I am born a champion. I can feel it in my blood. I can feel it as a competitive kid that I was when I was young. It’s something that is within me.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  4. Find a purpose in what you’re doing, because if you have a purpose everything falls in place, there is no motivation without it.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  5. Tennis is more than just a sport, it’s a lifestyle that teaches us to overcome obstacles and embrace challenges.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  6. Things often get tougher before they get easier but with each struggle we get an opportunity to create our own unique story.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  7. 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.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  8. Learn to fight alone. Get out there and earn your stripes.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  9. Just dreaming about it won’t make it happen. You got to act. You got to do something out there. You got to be present even more and do better.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  10. With your mind, you can achieve everything you want in life. That’s where it all starts. It all starts with an idea.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  11. If you wake up every morning and do the best things to succeed in what you do, with people who are chasing that same dream, anything is possible.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  12. There are no presents. I believe there are no presents. You should be going after it, you should be creating those opportunities, and aiming big within yourself, sometimes surpass your own abilities.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  13. I really plan to push boundaries and try and improve, even during games.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  14. The biggest mistake you can make as a top player is to think you’ve got it, that you’re always going to go deep in tournaments. Having that overconfidence that gets you nowhere.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  15. The most important thing is to stay grounded, keep your head down and keep working, adding things to your arsenal.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  16. Criticism is important – I like receiving it. When I was younger, I was very sensitive to it, but as I’ve got older I think it’s essential.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  17. I don’t really have regrets because I tried, at that time, to do the best I knew. There’s no looking back anymore, my eyes are looking into the future.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  18. When you’re doing well, you tend to glorify yourself, as if you are untouchable. It is important in that process to remain on the ground and to remind yourself that you are a human being who is aiming for something great, and you’re headed towards that direction and you’re doing everything possible in order to achieve that greatness.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  19. My injuries have taught me how to wait and be patient and prepare better, take the time to reflect and take the time to reconsider certain things in life.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  20. Stay patient and commit. Without commitment you cannot have depth in anything. Life eventually guides you to the truth, and destiny is big part of what comes and goes.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  21. Sometimes there are things in our lives that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes the changes we don’t want are the changes we need to grow. And sometimes walking away is a step forward. Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  22. You have to stay present, otherwise if your mind wanders around, creates sort of scenarios, situations, that’s not really how you can play I think and peak in your performance.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  23. Tennis has made my life and fulfilled my dreams. It’s a great distraction for me from all my problems.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  24. If you’re able to play the best you can produce on the court, I feel like the rest just follows naturally. It’s a natural flow of things.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  25. Many people want to show strength and how powerful they are, but few are more tolerant towards accepting and showing weakness.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  26. We live in a very fast paced society where everything happens very quickly. When that happens it’s important to declutter and focus on the minimal and let the rest fall into place.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  27. I believe that competition is a great thing, and pressure has always been a privilege and will continue to be a privilege.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  28. My advice to all the young kids out there, is to not wait for opportunity but create to it yourself, opportunities will never come to you, you must go out and chase them.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  29. Every single day, if you show up to work and put love and dedication towards your passions and the things that you want to harness for tomorrow, then nothing should be there to stop you.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  30. Dedication, purpose, and belief that your goals are going to be met one day, is the strongest feeling that exists. No fears, just believe.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  31. Smile more whenever you’re doing what you love. Try to avoid external pressure. We have one life, and we must enjoy it at the fullest with no regrets.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  32. I always try to stay humble because I know there’s always better, this is just the beginning of my odyssey, it is a humble start.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  33. I don’t feel very comfortable being in my comfort zone. I want to exceed that and create other opportunities by doing things beyond that.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  34. Some people want big results too soon. Of course, sometimes it’s difficult to manage that and be consistent in that kind of mindset, but in difficult moments I remind myself I’m here for the journey, not the destination.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  35. You need food for your body to be physically fit, but also food for your brain to be mentally fit. Tennis is a very mental sport.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  36. I’m not going to let any expectations get to me and I just want to be free. Figuratively, I’m going to let go of everything else.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  37. I always look at my glass as half full, not half empty.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  38. I’m ready to face anything, that’s tennis. It is not always predictable. The unpredictable is part of our job. We don’t know what to expect, when we’re supposed to end.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  39. I find breathing very important. When I play, the breath helps me control myself and what I’m doing.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  40. If I keep putting in the same amount of work and if I stay persistent, I feel it can lead to a really nice place I haven’t been before.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  41. I haven’t lost a lot of matches because of my physical condition. But I’ve lost a lot of matches, if not most matches because of the things going through my mind.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  42. Every day is a challenge. In fact, it never really changes. Even if I do great, I still need to show up on the court tomorrow to prove that I have the capacity to perform, and nothing is accidental. That is the motivation for me..” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  43. The world is filled with bipolar people who seek for magnitude and attention. Be that person who spreads happiness and positivity around.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  44. When you start something from zero again, it makes you refreshed and it makes you — it makes you, like, reboot and it helps you also on your performance after.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  45. The self-talk, the encouragement, the motivation that you are trying to bring in yourself, all these are key components to kind of, rich of the highest. That is something that the best players do the best out on the court.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  46. Tennis is a very introverted sport and you kind of, learn to deal with it at a very young age. It’s something that you really have to manage well and that is what separates the best players from the average player.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  47. For me personally, I see tennis as me there on the court myself, doing my own thing but I also think tennis is a team sport. I have a team by my side, have my coach, my physio, my fitness trainer. So, this kind of makes it less lonely.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  48. Champions don’t wait for opponents to give them the match. You can’t do in crunch time what you probably haven’t done during training.” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

  49. With persistence and trying to get in the zone with your mind, these are some of the things that help you get to a really high level of intensity and play. Stefanos Tsitsipas



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