After losing the first two sets, Stefanos Tsitsipas made an epic comeback to win the next two. However, this was not enough for the Greeks to make him pass the line when Novak Djokovic defeated him by 6-1 in the last and the decisive set.
Additionally, Djokovic looked like he would march into the finals with a straight-set win. However, this was not the case as Tsitsipas showed remarkable resilience and character, and made sure that Djokovic had to produce his best play to reach the finals at the Roland Garros.
But, Djokovic showed again why he is the number one player in the world. The Serbian was in no position to give up and played like a champion in the last set. In the post-match conversation, Tsitsipas had all praise for the Serb.
“He(Djokovic) Has Reached Almost Perfection”: Stefanos Tsitsipas
It was indeed a brilliant match, and Tsitsipas showed his greatness by praising the champion Djokovic after the match. “For sure, he has reached almost perfection, Novak, in his game style, the way he plays, which is unbelievable to see honestly,” Tsitsipas said.
He further added, “That inspires me a lot to go out and work and try to reach that perfectionism, that ability to have everything on the court.”
“Was difficult, for sure, playing him. I think one of the most difficult opponents I’ve faced in my entire life. I have huge respect for that. He gave me a really difficult time on the court.”, world number six concluded.
However, it was indeed a disappointment for Tsitsipas as to how the match turned out for him. Also, talking about his experience, he said, “I’m both happy and sad of the loss.”
“At the very end of the match, an injury I had in Rome came back. It was difficult to close the match in a fighting way, in a fighting spirit,” he added. Further showing his sportsmanship, he said, “I’m happy that I came back to two sets all.”
If Tsitsipas is going to regret something, that will be his game plan. The 22-year-old Greek player used his aggressive backhand down the line to significantly get back into the match, but it proved to be too late.