Stefanos Tsistipas starts as the top favorite to enter the final of the Australian Open for the upper part of the draw. Already without Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev and Casper Ruud, that side was freed up for the Greek to enter the game for the title of the first Grand Slam of the season for the first time in his career.
Although Tsitsipas has already shown on multiple occasions that he does not know how to fully handle pressure, it is precisely for this reason that he prefers to take things easy and focus on his work on the track. When asked, after his victory over Jannik Sinner, if those results could put more pressure on him, he replied: "No, I just play my tennis.
The titles will come if I play well. That is something that occurs naturally. If you can show your best level on the court, I feel that the rest of the things come next, it is the logic. As far as putting pressure on me, we all deal with pressure when we're playing.
We are in a different race every game, a race with different conditions and with a different player on the other side of the net. Most of the players are focused on that”, commented the current number four in the world.
“I wouldn't say that many think too much about future possibilities, because tennis is a sport in which you have to stay in the present; Otherwise, your mind begins to wander, to create scenarios and situations that do not help you to be at your best level and sign great performances, "he added in statements taken up by 'Punto de Break'
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Stefanos Tsitsipas has said that he has a special relationship with the Australian Open.
"It feels very welcoming when you're able to walk around and feel that. It's for sure my home slam, I would consider that, yes, 'cause Melbourne is the second-biggest city after Athens with the biggest Greek population. I would consider it my home slam.
The French people have Roland Garros, the Brits have Wimbledon, the Americans have US Open. For me it's the Australian Open. Another plus is wherever I look I see Greek faces, I see Greek people speaking Greek. Of course, it's very important when you're far away from home to have that sort of feeling, to connect even more with the culture that you're at."