Stetanos Tsitsipas: Hard work and persistence could lead me to reply nice place



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Stetanos Tsitsipas: Hard work and persistence could lead me to reply nice place

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas is hoping to continue his rise and achieve even better things. Tsitsipas, 23, made it past Rafael Nadal on the ATP rankings list last week to achieve a career-high ranking of No. 3 in the world.

A few months ago, Tsitsipas fell just short of winning his maiden Grand Slam title. In the French Open final, Novak Djokovic recovered from a two-set deficit to prevent Tsitsipas from winning his maiden Grand Slam title.

"Things seem to be working my way,” Tsitsipas told Vogue. “If I keep putting in the same amount of work and if I stay persistent, I feel it can lead to a really nice place I haven’t been before”.

Tsitsipas missed out on a chance to win Toronto

Last week, Tsitsipas made the Toronto Masters semifinal before losing to Reilly Opelka. "It was played on the details, and he prevailed. It didn't go my way when it had to, and it's all right.

I feel like there is hope for next time," Tsitsipas said, per the ATP website. "When you get no rhythm, it's also kind of difficult, sometimes feel and get the shots that you had before. It kind of ruins your game very silently, very slow.

The main factor there is just to forget all that and just play." After the match, Opelka was happy with his win and also spoke positively of Tsitsipas. “I played great,” Opelka said in his on-court interview.

“These courts suit my game, it is no coincidence that John Isner is in the other semi-final. I think we are the two best servers in the tournament, so for us both to be there, it says something about the conditions. It is live.

”Stefanos has definitely improved his returning. Come 5-5 in the first set, a lot of balls started to come back. He is a thinker and has a high tennis IQ, so it was expected, but that is what separates him from the rest of the pack”.