Take all the positives out of the final and quickly forget about everything else. Stefanos Tsitsipas already wants to look past the Australian Open loss, without thinking about the missed opportunity to win a Grand Slam title and become the new world number one.
The Greek appeared at a press conference after the super challenge and analyzed the setback, acknowledging Novak Djokovic’s strength: «At first I had trouble holding my serve, but I wasn’t nervous. I was very excited to be on the court and have the chance.» . to fight for first place.
I really wanted to play. Without a doubt there are things that I can and should improve. But I don’t think there’s any reason to be so shocked by the loss. I progressed. I really want to score more points this season, get great results and compete for the most prestigious trophies”, he underlined.
The Athens native continued about the match: «I did everything I could to play a good match against him. My team is working exceptionally well. There’s nothing I haven’t taken advantage of. There’s nothing I could have gotten more out of.
Novak is a player who pushes you to the limit, but I don’t see it as a curse or something annoying. It is very good for the sport to have rivals and champions like him. He has made me a much better player. He has made my concentration levels higher and higher every time I can challenge him.
It seems to me a very important part of my career to have a tennis player like him to help me grow and do bigger and bigger things», he commented, also speaking about his game. Tsitsipas almost seems to have turned the page: «Last night I dreamed of lifting The throphy.
But dreaming about it won’t make it happen. I felt like there were times when I was close to winning the set, but in the tiebreaks it didn’t happen. Only bad beginnings. I’ll delete them, keep the good stuff, and go from there.»
Tsitsipas sees no reason to lower his expectations
Stefanos Tsitsipas is determined to become No.
1 despite a heartbreaking loss in the 2023 Australian Open final. «I had to work harder to make that happen. Today was my chance to be world number 1. I had a better opponent on the other side of the net who did things much better than me».
He currently deserves that place,» he added. “It’s my time to aim for something like this. I don’t see any reason to be lowering my expectations or my goals. I was born champion. I can feel it in my blood. I can feel him as a competitive kid that he was when he was young. It’s something that’s inside of me,» Stefanos Tsitsipas said.