Stefanos Tsitsipas definitely has room for improvements, says Philippoussis


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Stefanos Tsitsipas definitely has room for improvements, says Philippoussis

In an interview to Sdna, the 2003 Wimbledon finalist Mark Philippoussis commented on his Greek origins and Stefanos Tsitsipas' development. Philippoussis said: "I grew up speaking Greek with my family at home, I went to the Greek school, but only for a year.

Sometimes I speak with the Stefanos's father during the Grand Slams. Stefanos definitely has room for improvements. He has one of the best games on Tour. He needs to improve his serve a lot. His groundstrokes are great, he could work on his directions.

But he has a great all-around game, he moves unbelievably well, he fights on every single point. It's nice to see. It's a big advantage for Greece having someone like him who represents it. It's very important."

Philippoussis also spoke about Maria Sakkari's journey: "I am definitely watching Maria. She is a great girl. And lately she is going great, she has a better ranking. I hope she achieves great things on grass. I am definitely interested in Greek tennis.

It's nice to see them do well. They make me proud. I live in Australia but I come from Greece. My first language is Greek." "I think happy more than anything. I feel just really happy. Yeah, happy, I think, is the main word, main feeling.

I feel really pleased with just how I dealt with the conditions out there and just how I gave myself space to play. I thought I played the game, which I was just really pleased with. Just happy. I definitely thought I played well behind my serve more than anything, and kept a good variety in there, which I think made it also difficult for Sloane to find her rhythm in those games. But, yeah, I think overall I just played a good match."