World number 4 and announced as one of the favorites for the last four, Stéfanos Tsitsipás was knocked out on Monday by the young Danish Holger Rune (7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4) in eighth of final. A blow for the Greek, who harbors a lot of regrets after this defeat…
This is the big news of the day! Well-known face of the new generation, Stefanos Tsitsipas was tipped to go all the way to Roland Garros. He was even the big favorite of this lower part of the table… but it was without counting on the surprise HolgerRune. The very young Danish, who is contesting the Parisian tournament for the first time in his career, surprised the finalist of the 2021 edition. It must be said that the latter has never seemed really sure of himself since the start of Roland Garros, showing itself very feverish during the previous rounds.
“I was a completely different player once I entered the court”
Inevitably, the disappointment was very great after this surprising defeat. ” He had a great game, but I was very bad from the baseline. I was missing too many returns, giving away too many free points without really giving myself the chance to compete a bit. I come from very, very far. He serves well, but it’s not John Isner. I was a completely different player once I entered the court, when I took the ball earlier on the return explained Stéfanos Tsitsipás, in remarks reported by The Team. ” Physically, I felt perfectly fine. But I’ve had a hard time the last few days finding my rhythm. I was nervous on the court, often frustrated. I knew I was like that, but I couldn’t help it. There were some changes in terms of equipment, things like that. But I wouldn’t say equipment is the cause of my defeat, because it’s something I chose to become the best. I hope it will pay off in the next few weeks. “.