Stefanos Tsitsipas: 'It’s strange to hear certain things'

Tsitsipas’ collaboration with his physical trainer Christos Fiotakis ended badly

by Simone Brugnoli
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Stefanos Tsitsipas: 'It’s strange to hear certain things'
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Stefanos Tsitsipas’ collaboration with his physical trainer Christos Fiotakis ended badly after Roland Garros. The now former collaborator did not send them to say to the Greek champion even using harsh words: "I am not satisfied with his work ethic.

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I don’t think his ultimate goal is to reach the top of the leaderboard or win a Slam. The results and goals that I had set as a coach did not come", he said, in the interview to the best Greek SDNA.

Phrases of a certain effect that certainly did not please the three-time Monte-Carlo champion, who did not immediately respond to these provocative phrases. During his stay at Wimbledon, the native of Athens resumed the topic, answering some questions to the ClayTennis microphone.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas was disappointed by those statements: "You cannot accuse me of this"

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"It was his decision to stop working together and making those statements. It’s clear to me that I work hard every day, so when I hear someone say this kind of thing, it makes me feel weird," the 26-year-old said he was weirded out.

"Accusing me of not being focused on tennis is strange because I live for this sport. Everything I do in my life depends on my tennis career", he said, before sending back the provocation: "I have much higher expectations than a quarter-final at Roland Garros, but not succeeding this year doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. I will try to have people around me who understand this sport better," he concluded.

Stefanos Tsitsipas disappointed expectations at Wimbledon, where he was eliminated in the second round confirming his poor feeling with grass. The Greek did not succeed in making the definitive leap of quality and achieving those goals that everyone attributed to him at the beginning of his career.

The native of Athens will have something to think about for the next few days especially before the start of the Olympic Games. Rusuuvuori will meet France’s Mpetshi Perricard in the third round.

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