Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas has accepted a wildcard into Halle, the tournament announced on Friday morning. Tsitsipas, ranked at No. 5 in the world, debuted on the grass courts of Halle in 2018. Back then, Tsitsipas beat Lucas Pouille in the first round before losing to Denis Kudla in his following match at the tournament.
The Halle event in scheduled to take place next week.
Tsitsipas beat Medvedev at the French Open
"I'm playing good, and I think if I keep repeating the process, keep repeating the everyday hustle that I put, for sure there's going to be a reward, and why not," Tsitsipas said after clinching a straight-set win over Medvedev.
At the Australian Open in February, Tsitsipas lost to Medvedev. "The biggest difference with Australia was the surface. His ball is better on clay, he has spin. I was surprised in the first set. I didn't expect such a level from him.
I feel I've done a lot of good things today but it was not enough to win," Medvedev said, per Tennis Majors. "I don't have a lot of regrets. I could do better but it was a good match. I'm always disappointed when I lose.
But if, when I was so ugly at @UTShowdown, anyone who have asked to sign for a quarter in RG vs Tsitsipas, I'd have signed," Medvedev admitted. Medvedev wasn't happy with the scheduling of his match versus Tsitsipas.
"Our match was definitely the match of the day, so Roland Garros preferred Amazon Prime (French broadcaster for the night session) to people," Medvedev acknowledged. "It's easy as that It's good when you have sponsors and everything because that's how we tennis players can make money, but we have more people this year in Roland Garros, we have Amazon, and we get 15 percent less prize money. So the question is where is the Amazon money?"