Sunday May 15, 2022

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas admitted that being stubborn and not being willing to change some things cost him a victory in the 2021 French Open final. At the French Open last year, Tsitsipas reached his maiden Grand Slam final.

Tsitsipas was playing world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in his first Grand Slam but he was showing no signs of pressure or anything like that early on as the Greek won the first two sets and put himself in a great position to win his first Grand Slam title.

After falling down by two sets, Djokovic took a bathrom break, and after he returned, he dominated the rest of the match to claim a 6-7 (6) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4. “There are things that didn’t work for me after two sets to love up in Roland Garros.

I guess I was always pretty stubborn, didn’t want to change, because so far it was working for me, the thing that led me to being two sets to love up,” Tsitsipas said, per Tennis Now.

Tsitsipas hoping to win this year’s French Open

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Tsitsipas has proved more than capable of making a deep run at the Grand Slam level but he has yet to make a real breakthrough and finally win his first Major.

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In January, Tsitsipas had a promising Australian Open campaign but it came to an end in the semifinal. Tsitsipas won the first set of his Australian Open semifinal versus Daniil Medvedev but the Russian stormed back to win the match in four sets.

Tsitsipas is having a good clay season and he will be among top favorites for the French Open title. This clay season, Tsitsipas won his second Monte Carlo Masters title and also reached the final at the Rome Masters. Many believe that the French Open is Tsitsipas’ best shot at winning a Grand Slam since he can play extremely well on clay.

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