Stefanos Tsitsipas explains what player needs to do in order to win Grand Slam



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Stefanos Tsitsipas explains what player needs to do in order to win Grand Slam

World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas claims tennis has evolved and every player from the top-10 is capable of winning a Grand Slam. Tsitsipas fell just short of winning his maiden Grand Slam title at this past French Open as he blew a two-set lead against Novak Djokovic in the final.

Over the last year, tennis gained two new Grand Slam champions -- Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev. "The level is incredibly high. Every player from the top-10 can win a Grand Slam tournament. Tennis has evolved. It's become very physical.

It's extreme in many ways. You have to pay attention to every detail," Tsitsipas told BILD. "Dominic Thiem is a good example. He put so much physical and mental energy into his win at the US Open. I watched every match of his there.

It's very draining to beat the other good players. It sucks the energy out of your body. The key is you have to win matches with less effort and save energy for the next match. Novak Djokovic has demonstrated this perfectly in recent years.

And at the US Open, Daniil Medvedev showed it."

Tsitsipas' Paris Masters campaign ended on a disappointing way

Tsitsipas was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury just six games into his Paris opener against Alexei Popyrin.

"I have not retired once in my life, and it was something I had to do today. I'm trying to be cautious for the next tournament, which is the most important one for me. I have had an issue there for quite a while now.

It has gotten bigger in the past couple of weeks, so I'm trying to protect my body. I felt the pain playing in the match, and I did not want it to get worse. I know how to treat it, but playing every day and going out on the court.

practicing does not make it better. It's not easy to stop, especially at the important tournament that I wanted to win. It hurts a lot not to play at the level that I'm expected to. I'm going for the best treatment and advice, as I would do anything to recover and play at 100% again," Tsitsipas explained.