“Very Surprising”: Stefanos Tsitsipas Reflects on Novak Djokovic Winning Australian Open 2021 After His Monte Carlo Masters Loss

Published 04/17/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 14, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his second round match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Eric Gaillard


Fans were in complete shock when British No.1 Dan Evans thrashed Novak Djokovic at the Monte Carlo Masters 2021. The World No.1 player suffered a humiliating defeat in his first competitive match after the Australian Open 2021 triumph. The final scoreline of the match was 4-6, 5-7.

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In a recent interview, World No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas mentioned that it surprised him when he got to know that Novak Djokovic had won the Australian Open 2021 title despite suffering from an injury. What confused him even more was that right after his win in Melbourne, he lost in the third round at the Monte Carlo Masters 2021.

“Djokovic played with an injury at the Australian Open earlier this year, and he looked to be doing well. In fact, better than good, to be honest. He left Melbourne with a title. It was also very surprising to see considering the fact that he was claiming to be injured, that he was claiming to have a serious injury,” said Tsitsipas in the interview. (Translated by Google Translate)

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Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his second-round match against Russia’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

‘Was a little surprising’- Stefanos Tsitsipas on Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open 2021 triumph

Tsitsipas couldn’t believe what he saw at the Australian Open 2021. However, he admitted that Djoker played some really good tennis and made an incredible comeback to win the Grand Slam.

“I don’t even remember where exactly, somewhere in the legs, or in the abs, anywhere… It was a great performance for him to come back from there and win the title, added the World No.1 player.

In the same interview, Tsitsipas claimed that it was astonishing for all to see Djokovic lift the title in Melbourne. He believes it stunned not just him, but everybody else as well.

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Novak Djokovic receives medical attention during his third-round match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. REUTERS/Kelly Defina

“Djokovic, you said he was injured, didn’t you? That’s what he said? I don’t know if that was the case. It was a little surprising. Not only for me but everyone was surprised,” concluded the Greek player.

Stefanos Tsitsipas is in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters 2021 and will face Dan Evans today. Fans really have huge expectations from the youngster and want him to finish well this time. Will Tsitsipas be able to win his first title in Monte Carlo this year?

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