Stefanos Tsitsipas: I don't think I had energy for comeback against Daniil Medvedev
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Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas acknowledged that world No. 4 Daniil Medvedev delivered a big performance in their semifinal clash at the Australian Open and that it was extremely tough to play against the Russian. Tsitsipas, seeded at No.
5, couldn't clinch another big win at the Australian Open as on Friday Medvedev beat the Greek 6-4 6-2 7-5 to reach his second Grand Slam final. Medvedev dominated the match from the beginning until the end and it resulted in a straight-set win and his maiden Australian Open final apleqrwnc.
"Everyone saw what just happened out there,” Tsitsipas said, per Tennis Majors. “He put out his show. He became Daniil Medvedev for three sets in a row”.
Tsitsipas had no energy
Tsitsipas recovered from two sets down in the quarterfinal to beat record 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.
On Friday, Tsitsipas again found himself being two sets down but this time he had no energy to make another comeback and win in five sets. Tsitsipas saved two break points in the fifth game of the third set to reduce the deficit to 3-2, before breaking back in the sixth game.
But Medvedev claimed another break in the 11th game and then had no problems serving out for the match. "It didn’t really matter,” Tsitsipas said. “Up to this point, even if I would have been doing well, I don’t think I would have had any energy to get back in the match.
It was all in the first two sets”. Tsitsipas was happy with his Australian Open and now he wants to return to action as soon as possible. "I want to play a tournament next week if that’s possible,” Tsitsipas said.
“I want to keep the rhythm going. Even if my body is not 100 percent, I just want to enjoy playing tennis. My body is feeling okay. I don’t know. He played really well”.