“Worked Out Pretty Well For Me”: Stefanos Tsitsipas Reacts After Crushing Reigning Australian Open Semifinalist Aslan Karatsev

Published 04/13/2021, 3:21 PM EDT
Mar 29, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after his match against Kei Nishikori of Japan (not pictured) in the fourth round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


World No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas began his clay-court campaign in style as he defeated Aslan Karatsev in the very first round. He gave absolutely no chance to the ATP Dubai 2021 winner and thrashed him in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-3, 6-4.

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In the post-match interview, Stefanos Tsitsipas admitted that Aslan Karatsev was a tough opponent for him. He mentioned that even though the Russian player has had a great season so far, he managed to push him back. He also reflected that things worked out pretty well for him.

“I knew I had to face a difficult opponent today. Aslan has [had some] great results this year… I managed to push him back and attack with my forehand. Things worked out pretty well for me,” said Tsitsipas in the interview.

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Tsitsipas revealed that his clay-court experience has really helped him to become a better player. He also stated that it was a lovely game against Karatsev and he enjoyed it a lot.

“My clay court experience helps a lot to come back each year stronger, knowing that I have done better before. It was a very beautiful game out there and I enjoyed it,” added the World No.5 player.

“Working every single day”- Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas highlighted he is trying to become consistent and match the level of the legends of the sport by working hard every single day. He believes that although he is far away from them at the moment, he can definitely achieve his goal one day.

Apr 1, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reaches for a forehand against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland (not pictured) in a men’s singles quarterfinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“I’m putting [in] hours on the court, trying to become consistent [and] get close to the legends of our sport. I am working every single day. I am very far from that, but it is definitely a dream of mine that I want to achieve one day,” concluded the 22-year-old.

Stefanos Tsitsipas will now advance to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters 2021. He’ll either face Christian Garin or John Millman there and will look forward to carrying his dominance in that match as well. Can Tsistipas beat the odds and emerge as the winner in Monte Carlo this year?

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