Stefanos Tsitsipas 'not excited' about Miami, has 'low expectations'



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Stefanos Tsitsipas 'not excited' about Miami, has 'low expectations'

World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas doesn't appear to be too much looking forward to the upcoming Miami Masters. Tsitsipas, a top-ranked player that decided to play in Miami, is worried that the tournament won't be good as it was in previous years.

Tsitsipas has made two appearances in Acapulco throughout his career. Tsitsipas lost in the Miami first round in 2018, before losing in the round-of-16 a year later. "Honestly I like Miami as a tournament, but I feel, I won't hide anything from you, I feel it won't as good as the previous years, and I feel it won't be as good as Acapulco this week.

I find it very difficult to believe. So I go there with low expectations, not expecting much from the tournament itself. It has other restrictions and it will operate entirely on its own and with a different system... I like playing there but without fans it's going to be really different and some other things that will be happening, as well, that I heard, I guess that also explains the absence of players.

I don't want to say more and comment more on that, but in a way I'm not surprised," Tsitsipas said of the Miami Masters, as revealed by Chris Oddo.

Tsitsipas finishes runner-up in Acapulco

Tsitsipas fell just short of landing his maiden Acapulco title as German Alexander Zverev won the final 6-4 7-6 (3).

Tsitsipas was up by a break in the first set before Zverev stormed back to win the opener. Tsitsipas recovered from a break down in the second set but then lost the tie-break as Zverev wrapped up a straight-set win. “I take this week very positively,” said Tsitsipas.

“I think it is great being able to play at such an intensity and level. I was very close once again to clinch and get that title, but it wasn’t meant to be… I played well”.