Stefanos Tsitsipas 2021

‘I want to be a complete player,’ Tsitsipas aiming to improve in every area

Stefanos Tsitsipas is looking to increase his level on every surface as the 2021 season progresses from the clay to grass and back to hard. 

Stefanos Tsitsipas wants to raise his level on all surfaces as the tour moves closer to Roland Garros and the grass swing.

“I’m fighting for it every single week,” Tsitsipas said in an video interview. “I didn’t have a very good week in Madrid. But, so far it’s looking good. I’ve been very consistent, which obviously helps, being in that situation.”

Tsitsipas lost in the round of 16 in Madrid to eventual semi-finalist Casper Ruud, weeks after winning his maiden Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo.

“I’ve been looking forward to being able to perform the same way, do better and perform even better in the future,” the Greek continued.

“I’m looking forward to the grass. And then the hard court season from August onwards.

“I want to be a complete player and that’s important for my psychological state knowing that I can play on every surface.

“I think you can take the good and the bad things from every situation. Whether that would be a first round or winning a tournament. You can always come into the next week with something better.

“It wasn’t meant to be for me that day [in Madrid]. I took the opportunity for me to come to Rome earlier to prepare. I’ve acclimatised to the new conditions.”

Stefanos Tsitsipas will face the victor of Marin Cilic versus Alexander Bublik in the second round in Rome.

(Photo credit Ray Giubilo)