Stefanos Tsitsipas believes that there is always something to work on in tennis and thinks Novak Djokovic has not reached his limit yet. Tsitsipas, 24, came close to achieving his two biggest goals at the Australian Open.
In the Australian Open final, Tsitsipas suffered a two-set loss to Djokovic. Coming into the final of the Australian Open, Tsitsipas had two great feats at stake: he could have become a Grand Slam champion and also world number 1 for the first time in his career.
But Tsitsipas refuses to be negative, as he believes that all his goals will be achieved if he works hard.
Tsitsipas: For example, Djokovic hasn’t reached his limit yet
“It is one of the dreams I had since I was a child and I will give everything to do something great in this sport that I have chosen.
It is more about the daily work. Fitness is a very important part of tennis. I constantly improve my technique, but in this sport there are no limits. If you look at chess you realize. Novak Djokovic, who is one of the best players at the moment, has not yet reached his limit.
It’s a sport where you can constantly improve and create something new, either from a technical or physical point of view, which I think I haven’t reached yet. Fitness plays an important role in winning, but also in maintaining it throughout the season.
As we know, tennis is not reduced to one or two results. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. It doesn’t work any other way. If you have to spend six hours in a match, you have to be like a machine, that’s why you work hard every day,» Tsitsipas said, according to break point.
Tsitsipas has now played in two Grand Slam finals. In the 2021 French Open final, Tsitsipas led by two sets before Djokovic came back to win in five sets.