Among the many three Grand Slam runner-ups that Novak Djokovic has confronted within the main finals this yr, Stefanos Tsitsipas got here the closest to profitable it on the French Open 2021. So what stopped him from getting his arms on his maiden Grand Slam trophy?
At present, the Greek World No. 4 is contesting on the Hamburg Open in Germany. He went there after struggling an opening-round loss to Frances Tiafoe on the Wimbledon Championships 2021.
Earlier than the German Open started, Tsitsipas interacted with reigning finalist Andrea Petkovic about his Roland-Garros loss. Furthermore, he even revealed what lacked in him when in comparison with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Membership, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas appears to be like dejected as he waves after shedding his first spherical match towards Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Stefanos Tsitsipas opens up on his French Open 2021 remaining loss to Novak Djokovic.
Throughout their dialog, the German skilled Petkovic requested Tsitsipas about his loss in Paris, and the 22-year-old Greek skilled named bodily incompetency because the differentiator between him and Djokovic.
“I believe, speaking about that match, there have been loads of bodily components that I used to be weaker at than my opponent than Novak. And I believe it was the principle cause why I wasn’t capable of face up to that match,” Tsitsipas stated. “And play on the degree I used to be enjoying.”
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas after profitable their remaining match REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Moreover, the present Monte-Carlo champion acknowledged that he would discover a resolution to win his first Grand Slam. He then spoke about what he didn’t present the digicam after his French Open remaining loss.
“I used to be actually shut, for certain I used to be, and it was irritating and unhappy on the finish, though I didn’t actually present it. On the locker room, it was a troublesome second to replicate. It was not simple, particularly when you find yourself that shut,” Tsitsipas concluded.
As the highest seed, Tsitsipas obtained a bye into the following spherical in Hamburg. Within the pre-quarters, he would face both of the Germans, Maximilian Marterer or Dominik Koepfer.
What’s subsequent for Tsitsipas in 2021?
Regardless of quite a few withdrawals as a result of strict rules, Tsitsipas will journey to Japan for Tokyo Olympics. Curiously, he would additionally take part within the combined doubles class with compatriot Maria Sakkari.
Conclusively, followers are excited to see the Greek God play for his nation and take a look at for glory there. Do you suppose Tsitsipas can get his arms on a medal on the upcoming Olympics?