Stefanos Tsitsipas Indian Wells 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas: ‘I am happy with the season, not so much the second half’


Stefanos Tsitsipas has reached a career-high 55 match wins for the year, which included him reaching a maiden Major final, however the Greek star has admitted the second half of 2021 could have gone better.

Tsitsipas won two clay-court titles, before battling past Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev to setup a French Open final against Novak Djokovic. Despite leading by two sets to love, Tsitsipas lost his maiden Major final to the world number one.

The 23-year-old has acknowledged he has gained confidence from beating some of world’s best players in 2021, however the results in the second half of the season have not been good enough.

“It’s been a career-high for me, reaching 55 match wins this year,” Tsitsipas said. “I am happy with the season, not so much with the second half of the season, which I feel like I could have done a little better.”

“But I have gained a lot of confidence this season with many good wins and reaching the peak of my performance sometime this year, which was very satisfying to see,” he added. “Had some good battles against legends and very much respected players in our sport.”

Tsitsipas has featured three times at Paris, his best result coming in 2019 when the Greek reached the quarter-finals, Tsitsipas is hoping to improve on that this year.

“Well, I would like to break my record of quarterfinals,” Tsitsipas added. “This is probably something I am aiming for this year and want to go beyond that and reach new heights.”

Tsitsipas will take on either Alex De Minaur or Lloyd Harris in round two of Paris Masters, after receiving a bye in the opening round.

Stefanos Tsitsipas Indian Wells 2021
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