Stefanos Tsitsipas Agrees with Andy Roddick About Not Being Able to Play Well on Bad Days

Published 01/12/2021, 7:00 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 17, 2020 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his group stage match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs


2019 ATP Masters Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas has made a great impact with his game. Over the years, the player hailing from Greece has registered convincing victories against some of the top players in the game. The young 22-year-old has shown great signs of progress with time gone by. 

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In the future, the Greek player is determined to display signs of improvement. From the current crop of players, the Austrian Dominic Thiem along with big-hitting players like the Russian Daniil Medvedev, and the German Alexander Zverev have showcased promising signs of lifting the game to greater heights. 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 20: Stefanos Tsitsipas (R) of Greece and Roger Federer of Switzerland congratulate each other after Australian Open 2019 Men’s Singles match in Melbourne, Australia on January 20, 2019. Stefanos Tsitsipas won the match with 3-2. (Photo by Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Tsitsipas training in Dubai ahead of the 2021 Season

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Stefanos Tsitsipas is currently training under the guidance of the super coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, at his newly opened academy in Dubai. It’s been close to six years since the Greek has been under the direction of the coach famously known for being Serena Williams‘ coach. The improvements and constant progress in Tsitsipas’ game highlight the influence of Patrick. 

Not long ago, former US Open champion and former world no. 1 Andy Roddick spoke highly about Stefanos and said that he was capable of winning Grand Slams in the near future and that if he could win matches even without playing his best tennis, it would do wonders for him. To which the Greek agreed and stated, “It’s all true, he played a lot and saw a lot of tennis. You can make great strides when it comes to that growth.”

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2018 was a breakthrough season for Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas made himself known to the world during the 2018 season when he beat four ‘top 10’ players on his route to the final. In the following season, he beat the 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer during their Australian Open match and won the ATP Finals

In 2020, a season hit by the coronavirus, Tsitsipas had a career-best performance at Roland Garros by reaching the semi-final. It was his second semi-final at the majors, with the first one being at the 2019 Australian Open. With the new season soon beginning, Stefanos Tsitsipas will surely be looking to create an impact at the majors in the new year. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and 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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