Stefanos Tsitsipas plays a forehand at French Open 2020

“He’s a threat for this tournament” Tsitsipas tipped for possible Grand Slam breakthrough

Former world No.4 Tim Henman says Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas is a contender to win the men’s singles at this year’s French Open


Stefanos Tsitsipas has spoken of how comfortable he is feeling on the clay this year and, combined with the amount of clay tennis he’s played this year and the amount of clay tennis he played when growing up, Tim Henman thinks that Tsitsipas can do very well this year.

Tsitsipas reached the final of the Hamburg tournament before moving to Paris for the French Open. Apart from losing his first 2 sets of the tournament, he hasn’t lost another set in reaching today’s 4th round encounter with Grigor Dimitrov.

Henman, who is working for Eurosport throughout the tournament, was asked to share his views on Stefanos Tsitsipas at the French Open so far when he said, “It’s interesting to hear him say how comfortable he is on clay. If he can keep that balance between aggressive play and consistency, I think he’s a threat for this tournament. He’s played a lot of clay-court tennis and when he’s talking about the way he was brought up, which is very important for how you feel out there, he talks about clay-court tennis. So I think we are talking about a world-class player, an all-rounder and someone who can compete on any surface.”

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