NextGenATP Tsitsipas Qualifies For Wimbledon

#NextGenATP player Stefanos Tsitsipas is through to his first main draw at Wimbledon after surviving a marathon final-round qualifying match on Thursday against Joris De Loore of Belgium 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

Three other #NextGenATP players also qualified, including American Taylor Fritz, Andrey Rublev of Russia and Christian Garin of Chile.

“I’ve never felt so happy before in my life. I’m really tired right now, but this happiness is something I can’t describe,” said Tsitsipas. “It’s been my dream since childhood to compete at Wimbledon. I had my family here supporting me the whole match, so it felt like I was playing at home.”

The 18 year old, currently No. 190 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, qualified for his first Grand Slam main draw last month at Roland Garros. He also successfully came through qualifying at an ATP World Tour event for the first time this April in Istanbul.