Stefanos Tsitsipas makes admission regarding shock US Open loss, his current state



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Stefanos Tsitsipas makes admission regarding shock US Open loss, his current state

Stefanos Tsitsipas says he is back to feeling "connected to the game" after a very disappointing end to the US Open. At the US Open, Tsitsipas suffered a shocking 6-0 6-1 3-6 7-5 defeat to Daniel Elahi Galan. After the US Open, Tsitsipas bounced back by helping Greece win a Davis Cup tie and by reaching the Astana Open final.

Reflecting on what happened at the US Open, Tsitsipas said he wasn't feeling himself and it was one of his "worst performances." “I would call them emotional roller coasters. Starting off with the US Open, which was probably one of the worst performances so far of my career.

That particular match. I didn’t feel like myself at all on the court that day. The last couple of weeks have been great, it’s been a big transformation in terms of my psychological state. In terms of my love for the game as well.

I’ve been much more in love with what I do. I feel much more connected with it, I feel much more happy to be out there on court and working every single day which is extremely important for me because this is what I do for a living.

I really like the state of mind that I am at currently," Tsitsipas told Sweden's SVT.

Tsitsipas: I'm back to being in a relaxed state

For a couple of years now, Tsitsipas has been considered among the best players in the game.

The increased level of pressure and expectation seemingly put impacted Tsitsipas negatively. Now, he is hoping to stay in "a relaxed state" and do some big things. “I see more of myself, how I played the game three or four years ago, in a much more relaxed state.

That you can’t probably see on the TV, but I feel this way myself. Whether win or lose, you feel that you are on the right track, you are doing things you are supposed to do. [Sometimes] you also lose track of things. Sometimes when you are trying to upgrade your game and bring your game higher, you kind of get stuck on those ideas and forget about the past values or things that brought you up there," Tsitsipas added.