Patrick Mouratoglou comments on Stefanos Tsitsipas game



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Patrick Mouratoglou comments on Stefanos Tsitsipas game

Tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou says Stefanos Tsitsipas has the characteristics of a modern tennis player and the Greek's success on clay can be explained by his ability to use well the geometry of the court. Tsitsipas, ranked at No.

5 in the world, has had most success on clay even though he has more titles on hard than clay. After winning his maiden Masters title on clay courts of Monte Carlo last year, Tsitsipas reached his maiden Grand Slam final at the French Open.

Tsitsipas missed out on a great chance to win his first Grand Slam title as he blew a two-set lead in the French Open final against Djokovic. "I don't think that Stef is a prototype. I find him quite different in that, he develops a more aggressive and forward-looking game.

But he has the characteristics of the modern player: tall, very fine, very athletic, with very good ground cover. He has an inspired game and uses the geometry of the court very well, which partly explains his success on clay," Mouratoglou told Tennis Magazine, as revealed on We Love Tennis.

Tsitsipas arrived to Monte Carlo feeling well

Tsitsipas, a former world No. 3, was absolutely dominant in Monte Carlo last year. Tsitsipas clinched his maiden Masters title in style as he didn't drop a single set en route to winning the title.

“[I am] feeling great,” Tsitsipas said in his pre-tournament press conference on Sunday. “Starting with the tournament here in Monte-Carlo, it feels [like] home for me to play on this court and having the opportunity this year to play in front of people and a massive crowd coming from both Italy and France.

“I have some supporters in Monaco. I have family here. It's great sharing this with them and getting good weather hopefully all week long and a good series of tennis matches”.