Among the three Grand Slam runner-ups that Novak Djokovic has faced in the major finals this year, Stefanos Tsitsipas came the closest to winning it at the French Open 2021. So what stopped him from getting his hands on his maiden Grand Slam trophy?
Currently, the Greek World No. 4 is contesting at the Hamburg Open in Germany. He went there after suffering an opening-round loss to Frances Tiafoe at the Wimbledon Championships 2021.
Before the German Open began, Tsitsipas interacted with reigning finalist Andrea Petkovic about his Roland-Garros loss. Moreover, he even revealed what lacked in him when compared to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas looks dejected as he waves after losing his first round match against Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Stefanos Tsitsipas opens up on his French Open 2021 final loss to Novak Djokovic.
During their conversation, the German professional Petkovic asked Tsitsipas about his loss in Paris, and the 22-year-old Greek professional named physical incompetency as the differentiator between him and Djokovic.
“I think, talking about that match, there were a lot of physical elements that I was weaker at than my opponent than Novak. And I think it was the main reason why I wasn’t able to withstand that match,” Tsitsipas said. “And play at the level I was playing.”
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their final match REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Furthermore, the current Monte-Carlo champion stated that he would find a solution to win his first Grand Slam. He then spoke about what he did not show the camera after his French Open final loss.
“I was really close, for sure I was, and it was frustrating and sad at the end, although I didn’t really show it. At the locker room, it was a difficult moment to reflect. It was not easy, especially when you are that close,” Tsitsipas concluded.
As the top seed, Tsitsipas received a bye into the next round in Hamburg. In the pre-quarters, he would face either of the Germans, Maximilian Marterer or Dominik Koepfer.
What is next for Tsitsipas in 2021?
Despite numerous withdrawals due to strict regulations, Tsitsipas will travel to Japan for Tokyo Olympics. Interestingly, he would also participate in the mixed doubles category with compatriot Maria Sakkari.
Conclusively, fans are excited to see the Greek God play for his country and try for glory there. Do you think Tsitsipas can get his hands on a medal at the upcoming Olympics?
Roger Federer’s mother reveals a secret about him
Lynette Federer talked about a secret of her son Roger Federer
Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
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She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
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Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
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His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.