Stefanos Tsitsipas shades Jenson Brooksby after Indian Wells loss

Tsitsipas was unimpressed by Brooksby's game.

by Dzevad Mesic
Stefanos Tsitsipas shades Jenson Brooksby after Indian Wells loss

World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas wasn't impressed by Jenson Brooksby's game after losing to the rising American star in Indian Wells. Brooksby, 21, easily lost the first but impressively bounced back to beat Tsitsipas 1-6 6-3 6-2 and reach the Indian Wells round-of-16.

It was the first meeting between Tsitsipas and Brooksby. "He's not explosive, but he's able to get balls back. He's not so athletic, as well. He's just able to read the game well, play with his pace, play with the opponent's pace and stay consistent.

He has nothing that kills, I would say," Tsitsipas said, per Mario Boccardi. Also, Tsitsipas was asked if there was anything that surprised him about Brooksby's game. "The amount of net cords he hit, was able to bring into the other side of the court, that's for sure.

I think that's an incredible skill. And I don't know what else," Tsitsipas said.

Tsitsipas happy with his Indian Wells campaign

Tsitsipas, who underwent an elbow surgery in late November, is happy to be playing pain-free as he is confident good results will come.

"Honestly I'm not frustrated. My arm is good. I'm happy I'm on the court playing. I'm happy I'm competing. I'm motivated. I want to achieve things this year. I'll see where I can bring that, what I can reach. I really hope I can do well in big tournaments," Tsitsipas noted.

"But with the things that I've had before, I'm much more appreciative. I don't see any negative sides. Whichever loss might come, whichever day that I might suffer, I look back to the worst days that I had before and I'm grateful that I can live my life the way I live it now." Tsitsipas will now turn his focus to the upcoming Miami Masters. Tsitsipas' best Miami result came last year, when he made the quarterfinal before losing to Hubert Hurkacz.

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