Greek stalwart Stefanos Tsitsipas stormed into the quarterfinal of the French Open for the second consecutive time. However, the No.5 seed will now face No.2 seed none other than Russian Daniil Medvedev on Parisian Clay.
At the round of 16, Tsitsipas steered past No.12 seed Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets(6-3, 6-2, 7-5) on the Philippe Chatrier court.
When asked about the Spaniard encounter in the post-match interview, Greek said, “I think about my dedication from the beginning until the end. I was able to control the game from the very beginning. I did not let go, and I was just putting a lot of offensive tennis out there, and I think that contributed to my win.”
Tsitsipas continued, “He kind of seemed like he was getting the match back in control in the third set, but I did not let that go. So, with a little bit of patience and better anticipation, things turned out to go my way.”
“I Really Don’t Know What To Expect”: Stefanos Tsitsipas on Facing Medvedev
Medvedev leads Tsitsipas 6-1 in their head-to-head series. In their latest meeting, Russian stunned Greek in straight sets(6-4, 6-2, 7-5) at the 2021 Australian Open semifinal.
Most notably on clay, they have faced once so far. Daniil beat Stefanos in the three sets(6-2, 1-6, 6-4) at the 2019 Monte Carlo Masters. In Roland Garros, the No.2 seed Medvedev reached the fourth round for the first time after defeating No.22 seed Cristian Garin without dropping a set(6-2, 6-1, 7-5).
When asked about the Medvedev clash, Tsitsipas explained, “I haven’t faced him on a clay court in a long time. So I really don’t know what to expect, but I’m focusing on myself, focusing on what I have been doing right so far, and I have nothing to say.”
In addition to this, Stefanos Tsitsipas has had a wonderful clay-court season so far. He has a win-loss record of 20-3 and claimed titles at the Monte-Carlo Masters and Lyon Open. On the other hand, Daniil Medvedev has won 5 out of 8 matches on the red dirt.