Stefanos Tsitsipas: Semifinals at Grand Slams are nice but I aim higher

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Stefanos Tsitsipas: Semifinals at Grand Slams are nice but I aim higher

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas acknowledged that it was nice to make the Australian Open semifinal but underlined that his goals now are bigger. Tsitsipas, ranked at No. 6 in the world, made his second Australian Open semifinal last month before losing in straight sets to Russian Daniil Medvedev.

In 2019, Tsitsipas made his maiden Australian Open semifinal, before losing in three sets to Rafael Nadal. “Of course it’s nice to get to the semi-finals of the Australian Open and it’s a valuable thing, but to be honest I aim higher.

This semi-final did not bring me as many emotions as the previous ones, but it is an excellent result. I’m getting close, in any case! I am happy that I can reach two consecutive Grand Slam semi-finals, it also helps me in terms of adding ranking points.

There are many advantages to it,'' Tsitsipas told Greek magazine DownTown, as revealed on Tennis Majors.

Tsitsipas was tough on himself after the Medvedev loss

After losing to Medvedev, Tsitsipas said it seemed like he wasn't ready for a Grand Slam title.

“Work! To build up my game so that it’s more complete, without the weaknesses that Medvedev brought out of me on the court, showing that he has the upper hand throughout the match. I have to face these players in order to win a Grand Slam.

That day I was not ready, I was not able to go out and stand against him. I know that Medvedev will be an opponent that I will face many times in the future and I will definitely come up against him in important matches or Grand Slams.

Therefore, my game has to be built up, so that I can face players of this level. When I can go toe to toe with players like Daniil, who has such a complete game, my own level goes up as well,'' Tsitsipas explained.