In an interview, Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou commented on his player Stefanos Tsitsipas losing to Stan Wawrinka in five sets. The Frenchman said: "It's one of those experience that will help Stefanos.
But I was not impressed by Stan because I exactly know what he is able of. He played so many matches like this one. He is just an unbelievable fighter." Tsitsipas' father and coach Apostolos wrote: "I do not like to ask: will I win? Will I be victorious? Be a warrior like you were today and you always did since you were a kid.
On this difficult path, I will always be on your side. But the path is the right one." On Instagram, Stefanos wrote: "Today I felt something that I can't really explain. Today was the first time in my entire life, in my twenty years of existence that I felt that "aura", the real definition of the word, competition.
Not any kind of competition though, it felt different than any other time, any other battle, any other moment on the tennis court. There is something about today that I won't be able to explain. It's a feeling that makes me appreciate the sport that I chose to pursue in my life as a career.
The bitter taste of that loss is something unexplainable. Stan makes our sport real and pragmatic. It's something that's rare to find in the world that we are at. It's something unique. There is loads of charm and charisma to it.
We both struggled, we both went beyond our limits, we both experienced luck and our destiny were drawn on that Parisian court after five hours of physical and mental suffering. I really don't know if what I feel right negative.
There is no learned something that no school, no classroom, no teacher would be able to teach. It's called, living life! now is positive or bipolar effect to it."