'Stefanos Tsitsipas won so many matches but...', says expert
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 4966
At the Australian Open, the four best tennis players of the tournament have been decided. On one side of the draw, vying for a place in the Grand Slam final, are Karen Khachanov and Stefanos Tsitsipas: for the former, it would be the first last Slam act of his career, following two consecutive semifinals at a Grand Slam tournament; For the Greek, on the other hand, it would be the second after the one played at Roland Garros.
On the other side, there is the one who defeated the tennis player from Athens in that French Open final, although he does not remember it: Novak Djokovic. Tommy Paul awaits the Serbian, an expert in the semifinals and finals at Melbourne Park, in his semifinal: he is the American who has made the American dream come true, winning the penultimate act after defeating Shelton.
For two of them, there's more at stake besides the Slam title: if Tsitsipas and Djokovic reach the final, they'll be playing for first place here. A reissue of the final of the last Us Open. Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud, in Flushing Meadows, fought not only for the opportunity to win the first Slam title of their careers, but also for the top of the ranking: it was the Spaniard who triumphed, becoming number one in the world.
He himself will be very attentive to the match: if neither of them wins the tournament, he will remain number one in the world. The top of the classification for Novak Djokovic is, of course, nothing new: he is the one who has been number one in the world for the most weeks, 373 in total.
A position, however, that he has not held since June 12, 2022: a return would mean prolonging a streak that is already a record for him.
Stefanos Tsitsipas makes a perfect start to the season
Stefanos Tsitsipas makes a perfect start to the season.
Qualified for the semi-finals of the Australian Open, the Greek won his nine matches in 2023! On Eurosport, Tim Henman underlines a change of mentality at Tsitsipas, more motivated than ever after his eliminations in the round of 16 at RolandâGarros, in the 3rd round at Wimbledon and in the 1st round at the US Open.
“I was a bit frustrated last year because Stefanos won so many matches, being so consistent, but we felt that in Grand Slams, except at the Australian Open, it was a bit more difficult. I was saying that maybe he played too much, season after season, and that he also had to plan his goals.
I think he learned a lot from last year, I feel like he wants to benefit from his experience and the lessons that come from it. We can feel that Stefanos has something different in this tournament. We feel that he really wants to go to the final of a Grand Slam. He wants to win, we feel it and he shows it,” noted the former world number 4.