Rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas was full of confidence after a surprise win over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic as he said he scares the Big Three. Tsitsipas, seeded at No. 6, came from a set down to beat top-seeded Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-3 and set up Shanghai Masters semifinal against Daniil Medvedev.
Tsitsipas, 21, now owns a 2-1 head-to-head record against 32-year-old Djokovic. The Greek's record against Roger Federer stands at 1-1, while he has one win and four losses against the remaining member of the Big Three, Rafael Nadal.
"I honestly feel like they are more threatened than I am and that makes me more relaxed on court," Tsitsipas claimed, per the AFP. "I know I just have to hang in there and be able to be more aggressive. "Once you get aggressive and they see you going for it, I might even say they get scared."
But Tsitsipas praised 16-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic as he said of the Serb: "He hit some insane shots, completely unbelievable, which I had no chance of getting back. I was saying to myself, how is this even possible?"