Following his loss to Thomas Fabbiano, Stefanos Tsitsipas was asked if he plans to take a break. The Greek player said: "I'll discuss it with my team. I don't know. Maybe I don't deserve a break." On Marcos Baghdatis saying that Tsitsipas will become a world No.
1, the 20-year-old added: "Marcos is one of the most gifted, most positive people you'll ever meet. He shows it on the court. He has this vibe where it kind of feels like life is more important than tennis, which I love to see.
Some people are too serious, like me when I play. He has this gift, this smile, this energy. I mean, the fans love it. The things he has achieved in his career... I believe he's underrated. He deserved more. But things worked this way.
The fact that he did semifinals Wimbledon, finals in Australian Open, was a big thing not just for him but also for his country. He came from a really small country, with zero history in tennis, with zero tradition in that sport.
That's like to prove you don't have to be from a superior good federation, USTA, LTA, to play tennis at a high level. You probably don't know, but Cyprus is a really small country. It's unbelievable what he did.
I'm going to stay in touch with him. He has a beautiful family. He's always willing to help as much as he can. I wish I could steal his return. If he would allow me to give it when he retires, it was one of the best returns in my opinion on the ATP.
One of the biggest souls of the tour, playing with the crowd, just beautiful tennis to watch. He inspired me a lot as a kid. I always saw his achievements. Made me want to work hard and to stay humble. He's humble."