Stefanos Tsitsipas: 'I would love to be consistent as Nadal and Djokovic'


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Stefanos Tsitsipas: 'I would love to be consistent as Nadal and Djokovic'

"First of all, it's tough physically because to beat those guys you always have to reach your maximum effort and to give your highest, like, when you compare to other players. They make you suffer, that's all they do.

It is tough to cope with that physically and I think that's the biggest challenges you have if you are ever going to play all of those guys in the same tournament. For sure, it's part of the plan at some point to get physically better, do everything better, be more professional and avoid that kind of things because, as you have seen, Djokovic and Nadal have been doing well in tournaments over and over and over again, week-by-week.

I think most of them have won Madrid, Rome, Monte-Carlo, which is just.. the consistency level is just insane. So I really hope I get close to that. It is one of my dreams and my goals to be consistent with every single tournament that I play.

I feel happy with my performance for a couple of days. At the same time, I feel, I don't know, empty. Not disappointment. A little bit but not so much, like usually. I'm so tired right now that my mind is not working and I don't know, like, not thinking of anything right now.

It's quite interesting the system of the four game thing used at U21 Masters in Milan. First of all, the focus levels are higher. Intensity is higher because every point counts. If you do a mistake in a match.. usually you do the mistakes in a match you have more games to play.

You never know what is going to happen in the future. So there it's more like playing in the now, playing in the present. So that's what makes it different."