Greek Tennis Star and 4th Seed Stefanos Tsitsipas have decided to withdraw from the Halle Open in Germany. The tennis fraternity around the world was surprised after Tsitsipas agreed to play the ATP500 in Halle. Tsitsipas had announced the decision of his participation after the semi-final of the French Open and therefore doubts about his participation in Germany were already raised due to a less gap in the timing of the two tournaments.
Tsitsipas has stated that he will not participate in Halle due to personal reasons. According to reports, Tsitsipas’s grandmother passed away minutes before the final of the French Open against Djokovic and due to the ceremonial rituals, Tsitsipas has decided to withdraw from Halle. The organizers have respected the decision of Tsitsipas.
Tsitsipas and Djokovic had an epic clash in the final of the French Open. Tsitsipas showed tough resistance against Djokovic but failed to win in the last set of the match. Roaring a confident start, Tsitsipas won the first two sets of the match by 7-6 and 6-3. Djokovic counter-attacked and won the third and fourth set by 6-3 and 6-4 respectively. The last set saw fierce competition among the two stars but Djokovic took a massive lead and eventually won the set by 6-4 and won the Rolland Garros French Open Championship.
Djokovic now becomes the first player to win all the four grand slams twice in his career. Disappointed Tsitsipas will try and make a comeback after his grievous exit at Paris. Next up is the major Wimbledon Championship that is scheduled to take place in London, the United Kingdom from the 28th of June, 2021. Tsitsipas will eye a win at Wimbledon while Djokovic and Federer will show tough resistance.
The Tokyo Olympics of 2021 are also scheduled in July which means a tough long season is awaited for the Tennis Stars in 2021.