Stefanos Tsitsipas: 'I Think This Is Something That Players Neglect'

«I think this is something that the players neglect»

Perhaps Stefanos Tsitsipas has never had the level of confidence that he enjoys at this start of the season. The 24-year-old Greek tennis player and current number four in the world, has achieved three victories in straight sets during the first week of the Australian Open, and although the result has been forceful, the level that he has been showing is even better.

“I am ready to face anything, that is tennis. It is not always predictable. The unpredictable is part of our job. We don’t know what to expect, when we are supposed to finish. There is another person on the other side of the net, we are not running a hundred meter race and we know that in 10 seconds it will be over.

A match can last 15 minutes or four and a half hours. That is what makes our sport so exciting, it is different”, said the Hellenic player after his victory over Tallon Griekspoor. Precisely about the feelings he had in the match against the Dutchman, he indicated: “It has been the first difficult game coming from a player who has been doing well in recent weeks, with a good run.

He knew he had something important to deal with. In general, I am very satisfied with the quality shown today on the track.” Now in the round of 16 he will have to face the Italian Jannik Sinner, a rival with whom he has a favorable record of 4-1.

“I have good memories from last year. I’m sure you’re much better prepared this time. I hope I can offer a good level of play because last time it was close. I have big guns. I can generate even more power now than before,” he explained.

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Tsitsipas will face his partner Jannik Sinner

In his on-court interview, Stefanos Tsitsipas told Jim Courier about his time spent with fans and sending signed postcards to some of them.

«Normally, I would go back to my room after a few hours of recovery. I would spend 30 minutes of my time dedicating it to the fans, to the people who support me. I think this is something that the players neglect. My fans are important.» me, the people who follow me, the people who support me in all my games.

For those who don’t have the opportunity to attend my matches in remote locations or places that don’t have much access to tennis, I make sure to send them postcards and sometimes letters. This is an important part of my life too.»

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