'You can make great strides when...', says Top 10

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'You can make great strides when...', says Top 10

Stefanos Tsitsipas is certainly one of the players to keep an eye on in this new and exciting season. After winning the ATP Finals in 2019 and reaching two career Slam semifinals (Australian Open 2019, Roland Garros 2020, ed), the Greek player is on the hunt for the definitive consecration in the most important tournaments of world tennis.

One of the most promising young talents on the circuit is undoubtedly the Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas. The latter, winner of the ATP Finals in 2019, is considered by many given his effervescent game of him as the main successor to the throne of twenty-time Grand Slam title champion Roger Federer.

The two have a similar game and there are many who would like the Greek to triumph in the Grand Slams. In this 2020 the Greek tennis player had to face several ups and downs (like all of us) and had the best result at Roland Garros where he succumbed to world number one Novak Djokovic after a great battle in five sets, in the semifinals.

Now everyone wants Stefanos Tsitsipas to appear in the Grand Slam finals and maybe start winning, but there is something that could stop him. Former world number one Andy Roddick gave an interesting interview on the Tennis Channel where he talked about a problem with the talented Greek tennis player.

In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Stefanos Tsitsipas was asked what he thought about Andy Roddick questioning his ability to play through bad days.

Tsitsipas on the start of the 2021 season

"It's all true, he (Andy Roddick) played a lot and saw a lot of tennis," Stefanos Tsitsipas said.

"You can make great strides when it comes to that growth. I have learnt to play on clay and it is the ideal surface to learn the technique and tactics of tennis," Tsitsipas said. "It took me a while to transition to the other surfaces, but I've always been of the opinion that technique is absolutely fundamental.

If you hit the ball well, then the whole game benefits." The Greek asserted that after a short vacation, he is now back to training and is ready to start the new season. "I feel much better day after day," Tsitsipas said.

"I took a bit of vacation, now with this time available I can work on many aspects of my game that I need to improve on. I am ready to go to Australia and with Greece I will also play the ATP Cup, which I care a lot about.

The (2020) season was very strange, tennis had never had such a long break," the Greek said. "Obviously I trained, then read a lot of books and tried to find a new routine. I tried to learn French and broaden my horizons. Now I hope that tennis can get back to normal rhythms."