Tsitsipas Roland Garros 2021

‘I can’t find any weaknesses’ – Boris Becker on Tsitsipas ahead of Zverev semi-final

Boris Becker said he sees Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev “fighting for the crown” over the next few years. 

The six-time Grand Slam winner believes Tsitsipas has no weaknesses on clay, while Zverev has more power and can beat anyone when he is aggressive.

Fifth seed Tsitsipas and sixth seed Zverev will meet in the semi-finals of the French Open tomorrow.

“Now it’s a mental thing: Who will stay cooler? Who has the greater will? Tsitsipas can do everything quite well,” said Eurosport expert Becker.

“I can’t find any weaknesses, especially on clay – whether it’s his serve, groundstrokes or fitness. And he feels comfortable on the big stage. I see the two of them (Tsitsipas and Zverev) fighting for the crown together with Medvedev over the next few years.

“So this is just the first of many more big matches between Tsitsipas and Zverev. For me, Zverev has the most power. When he hits, there’s no stopping him.

“But he can only do that when he’s relatively close to the baseline and plays a bit more offensively. That’s the difference to all the others who are still in the tournament. But he has to do it.

“In the quarterfinal, he was a bit too passive in my opinion, he played too long rallies. If he acts a little more offensively, a little more risky, maybe he’ll make a few more mistakes, but then he can beat any player in the world.”

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