Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas has had a great clay season so far and he says he is feeling better than ever before. Tsitsipas won his maiden Masters title in Monte Carlo, before falling just short to Rafael Nadal in the Barcelona Open final.
“I wanted to have a good kickstart like this. So far it's looking good. I'm [on] the right track,” Tsitsipas said. “It has helped me to be at the top of the [FedEx ATP] Race To Turin. It's important to have such an important head start.
Of course, it adds a lot to confidence and [I am] feeling better on court than ever before”. Tsitsipas didn't play this week and he is set to return to action at the Madrid Masters. “I have to get these matches going, produce better tennis.
We'll have to fight again. It's a new week for me. It will [be] a new week for me in Rome. All these tournaments are important. They carry a lot of points,” Tsitsipas said. “These tournaments are kind of opportunities for me to pursue something better.
Right now I'm in the lead of the Race to Turin, which is very important for me. I want to conserve that and finish the year perhaps in the top three. That would be a good, fair goal for me for this year”. Tsitsipas aims a big Madrid run “My expectations, I won't lie to you, [are] to come as close to my result [from two years ago], which was [reaching] the final.
I'm really pumped for this week, for the next week as well. I feel like I'm getting close. I feel like I can create opportunities and maybe get to [World] No. 4,” Tsitsipas said. “It’s something that has been in my mind.
I don't think there's something wrong with [that], mainly because I've been working hard, I've been putting a lot of work in. I feel like that's my opportunity to do something different”.