June 23, 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas: Nadal beat me too easily

Greek tennis player Stephanos Tsitsipas commented on the victory over the Swiss Roger Federer in Melbourne.

“Victory over Federer was a dream come true. After the match, it seemed to me that my brain exploded. It was a magical moment that I will never forget. The first victory over an idol is always a special moment. Of course, when we meet next time, everything it will be different. He already knows what to expect, and I need to prepare for it. But I like to play with such rivals, you learn a lot from them, even if you win.

I train for such moments. I really want to beat Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Cilic and similar rivals. Because that matches with them make you better, and I will understand better how to cope with certain situations. The match against Nadal was a great opportunity for me, I could reach the final. It seemed to me that I played very well, and I wanted to get the most out of the tournament.

So I was disappointed when he beat me easily. But I will try to change this, add and avoid similar situations in the future. Now I have not fully recovered. But I know that the will and the desire to work give me a good opportunity to perform successfully in Sofia, “the Tour press service quotes Stefanos as saying.

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