“Tennis is the most difficult sport that exists”, says Stefanos Tsitsipas
Monte Carlo Masters champion Stefanos Tsitsipas has explained why he thinks tennis is the hardest sport to play, saying “if you make a few mistakes you can end up on your back foot”.
The world number five has been in great form this season, especially on clay.
In all clay-court tournaments so far this season, the Greek has reached at least the quarter-final stage, with the 23-year-old also claiming his second straight Monte Carlo Masters title.
Tsitsipas continued that form in the Rome Masters as he is set to face world number one Novak Djokovic in the final.
However, Tstispas, unlike his Monte Carlo title where he was taken just once in three sets, was forced to dig deep in the Italian capital to reach his fifth Masters 1000 final.
The Greek has been involved in some tough games in Rome this week as he was forced to come from behind in his semi-final clash against Alexander Zverev as well as in his last match against Karen Khachanov.
He also had to save two match points to beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
Even though he was able to improve, Stefanos Tsitsipas reflected on how quickly a tennis match can change if a few mistakes are made.
Speaking in a recent interview, Tsitsipas told reporters: “Tennis is the toughest sport there is, if you make a few mistakes you can find yourself on the defensive – a break from our sport, men’s tennis, could mean a lot.”
“You find yourself chasing all the time, to be honest with you, it’s not a great way to serve today in the first set, I’m rushing a lot, I have too much on my head at the same time. time, too many things go through my head when serving.
“Once I established a clear picture and focused on time, it was very different in terms of being able to make the right decisions at the right time. He played well, he came back well, he seemed to swing the shots freely, which gave me more work.
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