Pat Cash says pressure main reason behind Stefanos Tsitsipas' drop in form


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Pat Cash says pressure main reason behind Stefanos Tsitsipas' drop in form

1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash thinks world No. 8 Stefanos Tsitsipas is having a hard time dealing with pressure. The 21-year-old reached his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open and made four ATP finals in the first six months of the season but now he is a on a four-match losing streak.

The Greek's most recent loss came at the US Open, where he was beaten by Russia's Andrey Rublev in the first round. Tsitsipas has now disappointed in back-to-back Grand Slam appearances as he also exited Wimbledon in the first round following a shock loss suffered against Italian Thomas Fabbiano.

After his latest loss, Tsitsipas admitted he doesn't "feel inspired" and he doesn't feel that he is "chasing something." In an exclusive interview given to Sasa Ozmo of Sport Klub, Cash gave his thoughts on Tsitsipas' struggles: "I think that he is just having a hard time dealing with pressure and I think that lots of pressure comes from the inside, from his team, which is not healthy. When I saw that, I realized that his drop in form makes sense."