After losing to Daniil Medvedev on Friday, Stefanos Tsitsipas gave his thoughts about Sunday’s final between Medvedev and Novak Djokovic. The Greek revealed that he wouldn’t be surprised if Medvedev beat Djokovic in the title match, while adding that such a result would be ‘good for tennis’.
When asked to predict the outcome of Sunday’s final, Tsitsipas responded that Medvedev has a chance of pulling off the upset.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see Daniil win the tournament,” Tsitsipas said.
“Like, Novak Djokovic is playing well too,” the Greek added. “Look, I’m not a betting website. I don’t know what to say. Might be Medvedev, would be good for him, good for tennis. It’s been Novak, Rafa and Roger, Medvedev win wouldn’t be bad, spice it up a bit.”
Stefanos Tsitsipas on Medvedev’s play
According to Tsitsipas, Medvedev is as complete a player as one can get. He also praised Medvedev’s tactical approach towards his matches.
“Daniil Medvedev is a player who has pretty much everything unlocked in his game,” Tsitsipas said. “He is smart, serves almost like Isner and his baseline game is great. Makes things really difficult for the opponent, he tricks you and he plays the game really smart, which is interesting to see.”
After falling short of the championship match for the third time, Tsitsipas discussed the emotional pressure that comes with playing in the latter stages at Grand Slam events.
“I have learned a lot,” said Tsitsipas. “[I have] had a lot of learning experience from those three matches that I did… It’s a shame. You come so close, you work so hard, and everyone is dreaming of a Grand Slam victory… [The] closer you [get] towards the end, you’re overwhelmed with many different thoughts. Your aspirations and your dreams suddenly are close to becoming a reality. It might for him not be the same, but for me it means the world to be where I am. “
Moreover, he also explained that playing in a semi final is a difficult thing. It requires a perfect state of mind and one should not get distracted by anything.
And lastly, he added, “Let’s hope for something better next time. I really hope it comes.”
Tsitsipas believes Medvedev has a chance to make history in the final, but he has been proven wrong by going against Djokovic in the past.