Tsitsipas still feels competitive towards the Next Gen young stars



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Tsitsipas still feels competitive towards the Next Gen young stars
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Stefanos Tsitsipas comes from a negative (professional) period that he wants to leave behind definitively. In an interview with The Guardian, Tsitsipas expressed a very interesting thought about the new generation referring to probably the three most talented tennis players: Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and Holger Rune.

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"I'm waiting for my chance. I'm 25 years old so I still have a long time to go. But I'm no longer that kid who chased big wins with nothing to lose. Now there are younger guys who want to show off their new cars, and I have to prove like Novak that I'm still here and that all this isn't over.I still think my old car is pretty cool.

It's vintage," he explained, before focusing on Novak Djokovic. "Against Novak you have to be in the best shape possible. There are no excuses with him. You can't joke even on a single point. Sometimes it's difficult to react and find something because he also added a lot of strategy to his game.

It doesn't overcomplicate things. The flexibility of him is amazing, the way he can stretch and run, the precision of his shots. He's not the tallest guy on Tour, but he remains one of the best servers," said Tsitsipas.

Stefanos Tsitsipas' dream

The Greek tennis player, now a Middle Gen player, still has the ambition of making his dream come true: winning a Grand Slam tournament.

The Greek came very close to the Roland Garros in 2021, but Novak Djokovic denied him his dream, coming back from 0-2. Last year, at the Australian Open, he was once again the Serbian who beat him in the final. About his private life, Tsitsipas has been in a stable relationship for a year now with the beautiful Spanish tennis player Paula Badosa.