Stefanos Tsitsipas doesn't like to face Russian Daniil Medvedev. In the press conference after his loss to the world No. 4 in last week's Shanghai Masters, Tsitsipas said: "It's just boring. It's boring. It's so boring that -- I don't know.
I hate myself, first of all, for putting myself into that kind of situation where I have to play in his own terms and not in my terms. And that's kind of, I don't know, reminding me of my childhood years when I was 12 years old playing inside the court.
So he has a huge serve, and if you manage to get it back, it's just countless balls inside the court, which you have, the only way you have to, you can do is hit as hard as you can side to side, be accurate, and make him move.
Otherwise, you can just play it back to him and play it again and play it again. It just keeps coming back, keeps coming back. I really don't know. It's another day at the office." He also said, "I really felt good today and I felt like I could win this match.
I felt good, actually. I didn't feel bad," added Tsitsipas. "I was thinking during the match that let's say things don't go the best way, but I'm sure I can pull out something good today. But today I actually felt the most comfortable among the other times that I played against him.
I don't know if I'm going to be able to beat him the next time or the time after that one, but I know there's going to be a time where I'm going to find opportunities and beat him. I don't know when it's going to come.
Probably two, three, four, five, six years' time, I don't know, but it's going to come at some point. The chance of opportunity will be somewhere there. As you saw today, it was very close in the tiebreak."