“Will Not Be Satisfied With Semifinals”: Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Coach Sends Warning Ahead of Novak Djokovic Clash

Published 10/09/2020, 7:22 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his quarter final match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


At the French Open, the world saw Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas play some incredible tennis. He did suffer a scare in the first round, but after that dominated all of his matches. He is now in the semi-finals at Roland Garros and he is the first Greek player to achieve this. His coach Patrick Mouratoglou has just revealed how he feels about this. Patrick said:

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“He’s extremely proud, he’s extremely excited because it has been his dream since he was a kid to reach the last stages of the Grand Slams and win them. So, he’s extremely excited, but he’s really a winner. In his mind, he has always thought, he’s always believed in himself and he will not be satisfied with a semi-final.”

Patrick went on to talk about an incident that took place at the 2019 Australian Open, where Stefanos reached his first semi-final. He said, “He beat Roger, and he lost to Rafa in the semis. And I saw him at 8 o’clock in the morning the day after he lost to Rafa. He was extremely disappointed, you have no idea how much disappointed he was.”

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France.  Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his quarter-final match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes.

Stefanos Tsitsipas Faces A Tough Challenge

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Stefanos Tsitsipas clearly wants to be at the top of tennis and win Grand Slams. However, his road to winning a Grand Slam in Paris this year is going to be extremely difficult as he will be facing Novak Djokovic.

The Serb has played some incredible tennis, dropping only one set on his road to the semi-finals. He is clearly good at 5-set matches and that could pose a huge problem to Stefanos as this is the first time he is meeting him at a Grand Slam.

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Tsitsipas clearly has a mammoth task ahead of him.

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Rishi Karthikeyan

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