Greek Tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas believes his rival, Daniil Medvedev’s game is not boring but it is one-dimensional. Medvedev recently won his first slam title as he defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets. The Russian was at his absolute as he served with great speed and accuracy.
Medvedev was able to keep Novak Djokovic at bay, who was chasing Calendar slam. The 25-year old from Moscow brought his best to the table and became only the second player after Dominic Thiem to be born in the 1990s to win a major.
“He is very stable as a player. He is a very difficult opponent and it surprises me that with this kind of tennis he manages to win. It’s not boring, but it is one-dimensional,” Tsitsipas told SDNA. “He may be the best at the moment.”
On the other hand, Tsitsipas has impressed with his game as he made it to the final of the Roland Garros but hasn’t been at his best since then. The Greek added that he needs to prove his mettle on the court.
“I consider myself one of the best, but I have to prove it on the pitch. The differences are in detail,” he said. “This (first Major) will come with daily training and my own love for the sport.”
Tsitsipas also spoke about how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected his life. The 23-year old from Athens felt as if his life had no meaning during the quarantine.
“We have to look at it with a good eye and deal with it,” Tsitsipas said. “At the beginning of the quarantine, I felt that my life had no meaning. I had so many goals to accomplish that season to show a new Stefanos and I knew the year was gone. I could not achieve what I set out to do.”
“It is important to talk to a person. I have one. With the athletic director, usually talking about deeper issues that I could not discuss with anyone my friend or other people,” he added.
Zverev and Medvedev both will be seen representing Team Europe in Laver Cup.