Saturday May 14, 2022

2021 French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas has stated that tennis is “the most difficult sport that exists.” Tsitsipas went through difficult first two matches in Rome as on Wednesday he saved two match points en route to beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 5-7 7-6 (4).

Tsitsipas didn’t have an easy job on Thursday either as he had to recover from a set down to beat Karen Khachanov 4-6 6-0 6-3. Against Dimitrov, Tsitsipas was up by a set and a break but found himself in a tough spot after failing to serve out for the match in the second set.

On Thursday, Tsitsipas made a slow start to the match versus Khachanov and had to recover from a set down in order to end on the winning side. After beating Khachanov, Tsitsipas opened on how few mistakes can change the whole outcome of the match.

Tstsipas: Tennis is the most difficult sport that exists

“Tennis is the most difficult sport that exists,” Tsitsipas said, per Kiran Gupta. “If you make few mistakes, you can find yourself really on the back foot.

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One break in our sport, in men’s tennis, could mean a lot. You find yourself chasing all the time. To be honest with you, not a great way of serving today in the first set. Rushing a lot, having too many things on my head all at once.

“Too many things going through my head when serving. Once I established a clear picture and focused on time, then it was a lot different in terms of being able to make the right decisions at the right time. He played good.

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He returned well. He seemed to be swinging through the shots freely which gave me, you know, more to work.”

Tsitsipas has established himself as one of the best players on the ATP Tour. It is not a secret that Tsitsipas’ big goals are to win a Grand Slam and reach the world No. 1 ranking. Source

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