Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas admitted that he was "very stressed" in the first set of his French Open third round clash against big-serving American John Isner. Tsitsipas, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No.
5 in the world, recovered from a set down to beat Isner 5-7 6-3 7-6 (3) 6-1. "Some matches are just not perfect, but I am here to find solutions. I was very stressed in the first set, but managed to take some breaths afterwards and clear my mind.
I went out there believing in myself no matter what and determined to make things simpler," Tsitsipas said, per Vicky Georgatou.
Tsitsipas claimed a comeback win
Isner claimed the first break of the match in the 11th game, before serving out for the opener in the following game.
Tsitsipas earned his first break of the match in the eighth game of the second set and served out for the set in the ninth game. As not a single break point was seen in the third set -- the set went into a tie-break -- in which Tsitsipas realized his first set point.
After winning a tight third set, Tsitsipas dominated the fourth set to set up a clash against Pablo Carreno Busta. After beating Pedro Martinez in the second round, Tsitsipas said: “I really like playing in Paris.
I feel like the fans have embraced me and made me one of them. So, I’m really glad my tennis is there, my performance is there, and I’m able to deliver not just good tennis but also create a good atmosphere on this court “I’ve had good weeks this year, I’ve had some good results, but, of course, I feel like there’s always better.
don’t see my performance so far as super excellent and outstanding, but I’ve been consistent and that’s very important to maintain that [Race] lead that I’m looking for."