‘Let Tennis Do the Talking’: Stefanos Tsitsipas Hits Back at Alexander Zverev’s Comments on New Big 3

Published 01/03/2022, 7:45 PM EST
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 27, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas during a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Florian Eisele


Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas lost his match against Diego Schwartzman in the ATP Cup 2022. Post the match, he was asked a few questions.

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However, the one that caught most people’s attention was when he was asked to reflect on Alexander Zverev’s comments. The German tennis star had earlier mentioned that Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, and himself are the new big three.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas believes actions speak louder 

However, the former World No. 3 player felt that talking can go on but it is better to let everything be decided on the tennis courts. The 2021 French Open finalist spoke on this subject and stated, “Let tennis do the talking.”

In the previous season, besides Djokovic, it was Medvedev and Zverev who enjoyed success in the men’s tour. The Serb won the first three Grand Slam events of the season.

Zverev won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and also ended the year by winning the ATP Finals for the second time in his career. On the other hand, Medvedev stopped Djokovic from winning the US Open 2021 and instead, claimed his first Grand Slam title. 

Tennis – ATP Finals – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy – November 20, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev hugs Serbia’s Novak Djokovic after winning their semi final match REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Sad update ahead of the 1st Grand Slam of the year 

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Coming back to Tsitsipas, he made a sad revelation today that he may not play the Australian Open 2022 owing to an injury.

In case, Stefanos misses the first Grand Slam event of the year, it would be a huge blow for tournament organisers and fans alike, to have one of the top players from the tour not be able to play. 

Sep 10, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Alexander Zverev of Germany (R) congratulates Novak Djokovic of Serbia (L) after their match on day twelve of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Nonetheless, we wish all players the best of luck in their chances to go for Grand Slam glory. However, it will be interesting to see how things develop in the meantime towards the build-up of the Australian Open 2022. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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