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‘You Find Yourself Chasing All the Time’- Stefanos Tsitsipas on Major Setbacks of Tennis

Published 05/13/2022, 1:45 PM EDT

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Stefanos Tsitsipas has had a subtle 2022 where he reached the finals of the Mexican Open and semi-finals of the Madrid Open. The player reached his peak this year by winning the Monte Carlo Masters. The world no. 5 talked about how tennis is as a sport and highlighted how concentration and focus play an important role while serving.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas on tennis as a sport

Stefanos is one of the top players in the world right now. He understands the intensity and graveness of the sport as he said, “Tennis is the most difficult sport that exists. If you make few mistakes, you can find yourself really on the back foot. One break in our sport, in men’s tennis, could mean a lot. You find yourself chasing all the time.”


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Having a clear vision is a must

Tsitsipas opened up about his problems this season.


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“Too many things going through my head when serving. Once I established a clear picture and focused on time, then it was a lot different in terms of being able to make the right decisions at the right time.”


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Aug 10, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece returns a ball to Ugo Humbert of France (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

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Tsitsipas reigns on clay at Monte Carlo

Stefanos Tsitsipas reigned over the Monte Carlo Masters once again after last year’s crown. He then went on to play the semi-finals in the Madrid Open against Alexander Zverev. At the Italian Open, he reached the semis after defeating home-favorite Jannik Sinner in the last eight.


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Shivali Sharma


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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.
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