Stefanos Tsitsipas upset the world No. 8 Dominic Thiem and will now face the 13-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic in the Rogers Cup third round. Commenting on the upcoming match in press conference, Tsitsipas said: 'I practiced almost like a thousand times with him.
It's going to be an interesting match. Obviously he's a favorite. I'm pretty sure about it. Everybody is expecting him to win. So I'll just play my game, be patient. There are going to be few opportunities in the match.
I just need to use my chances as correct as possible and not hurry at all and just enjoy my time out playing in the center court, in such a beautiful center court here in Toronto. So I'm just going to get the best out of it.' Tsitsipas then commented on his Greek ancestry.
Is there any connection he feels with Pete Sampras or those guys? 'I personally don't know Sampras at all. Yeah, I am pretty good friends with (Thanasi) Kokkinakis. (Nick) Kyrgios, I don't know. We didn't stick together, you know.
I mean, it just didn't happen yet. We're not that close. But with Kokkinakis and (Mark) Philippoussis, I know him pretty well. My dad had chats with him last year at the US Open. He's an interesting guy. Speaks perfect Greek, fluent in Greek.
And he had some good tips to give me last year. So as I said, he's a very interesting guy and very polite and very talkative.' ALSO READ: Stan Wawrinka breaks silence, opens up on relationship with Nick Kyrgios