Stefanos Tsitsipas revealed on Monday that family tragedy struck just moments before starting his French Open final with Novak Djokovic.
The Greek who won the first two ses but lost in a comeback from the Serb, posted his sad news on Instagram.
“Life is not about winning or losing. It’s about enjoying every moment of life while alone or with others,” the 22-year-old wrote.
“Winning trophies and celebrating victories means a lot, but it isn’t everything. 5 minutes before hitting the court, my grandmother lost her battle with life.
“A wise woman, whose faith in life and her desire to give and provide cannot be compared to any other human being I have ever met. It is important to have more people like her in the world, because these people make you feel alive.
“This is dedicated to her. Only her. Thank you for raising my father. Without him, this would not have been possible.”