Stefanos Tsitsipas: I have moved on from the 2021 French Open final loss



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Stefanos Tsitsipas: I have moved on from the 2021 French Open final loss

World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas says he moved on from his French Open final loss as he is determined to do well at the upcoming Grand Slam events and capture his maiden Major title. Tsitsipas, 23, made his maiden Grand Slam final at the French Open last year.

Tsitsipas fell just short of winning his maiden Grand Slam title as world No. 1 Novak Djokovic recovered from two sets down to beat the Greek in the final. "I have completely forgotten about my Roland Garros final. It is a good achievement but I don't want to be the guy that holds a runner-up trophy.

I wanna be more than that," Tsitsipas said, per Lorenzo Ercoli.

Tsitsipas thinks he can play well on all surfaces

"I think I'm able to play on all surfaces. I don't want the one that can play good only on one surface.

I'm capable of playing equally well on all of them and produce points on all surfaces ATP offers during the season," Tsitsipas insisted.

During his pre-tournament press conference in Rotterdam, Tsitsipas was asked his thoughts on the future of tennis.

"How do I see the future of tennis? I didn't know I am a prophet (laugh). I see the future of tennis having a top 6 or a top 8. Top eight guys competing for Grand Slams titles. I see a lot of hype and evolutions in sense of concept and rebrand of our sport," Tsitsipas revealed.

Tsitsipas was drawn to meet Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the Rotterdam first round. "Few days of practice will help me to adjust my tennis to indoor conditions.

Davidovich Fokina has done good results, has not reach his full potential, but is a strong opponent as I know from our match in Monte Carlo," Tsitsipas explained.

Tsitsipas is set to make his fifth Rotterdam main draw appearance. Tsitsipas' best Rotterdam result came last year, when he made the semifinal.