World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas admitted he had no answer for Milos Raonic's game after losing to the big-serving at the Australian Open on Friday. Raonic, ranked at No. 35 in the world, claimed a surprise straight-set win over No.
6 Tsitsipas 7-5 6-4 7-6 (2) to reach the Australian Open round-of-16. The Canadian put up a serving clinic as he fired 19 aces, won 88 percent of his first serve points and didn't allow a single break point chance to the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals champion.
"It's quite difficult. He's playing forehands from all over the court, and you don't really know where you should stand exactly, because he's just so fast and just turning around, hitting those forehands,” Tsitsipas said after the match, per the ATP Tour.
“Serve is great, one of the best in the game. I felt a bit stupid returning his serves. I felt like I was slow. My anticipation was not there." Tsitsipas, who made his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at Melbourne Park a year ago, was hoping to make it a step further this year and potentially claim his maiden Grand Slam title.