In the last months he had a performance of strong ups and downs, but despite this Stefanos Tsitsipas continues to be one of the most talented and feared athletes of the circuit. The Greek is, so far, always missing in the final stages of tournaments, but he has always had a very good relationship with clay courts.
In the last Roland Garros, he reached the semifinals where he succumbed only in the fifth set to world number one Novak Djokovic. Today Stefanos returned on clay and beat Russian Aslan Karatsev in the second round in the Monte Carlo Masters 1000.
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I knew I was going to have a tough opponent. Aslan has been amazing lately, he has positive stats this season. I was concentrating as much as possible, trying to squeeze him on the backhand line and attack more from the forehand. And I was able to do that. I’ve got a great experience on the court and I’ve been getting better every year.Today was a beautiful match. I enjoyed every second on the court. Aslan has very good tennis in all aspects. He has no weaknesses. It’s hard to find weaknesses in such players, so I had to look for small things to exploit. I served great and had a steady game the whole match. I’m satisfied.
Tsitsipas’ next opponent at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters will be either John Millman of Australia or Christian Garin of Chile.