‘It’s a big hit for Stefanos Tsitsipas but he will win Grand Slams,’ says analyst

Stefanos Tsitsipas will have ‘scar tissue’ after he lost the Roland Garros final to Novak Djokovic says Mats Wilander but he should remember the generation he’s playing against.

Tsitsipas was playing in his first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros on Sunday and looked to have the match sewn up winning the first two sets.

However, Djokovic had other ideas, coming back to take the next three sets and winning the final 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to claim his second Roland Garros title and 19th Grand Slam Championship.

Former Champion, now analyst, Mats Wilander said the result will be hard to take for the young Greek, especially with him coming so close,  but he is up against a generation that is ‘unbeatable’.

“It is a big hit [for Stefanos] because being up two sets to love and he felt in that third set he just needed to hold serve, he was just a point or two away from winning this match,” Wilander told Eurosport.

“He most probably will win Grand Slams, but losing your first final after being two sets to love up doesn’t give him too much scar tissue because it’s going to be tough.

“But he’s up against the generation that’s unbeatable, like Novak said in Rome – “the new Generation, well that’s me!”

“For Stefanos, for Sascha (Zverev), and for the other guys, it’s tough to beat these guys in five sets – they know how to play them.

“Even Bjorn Borg, who won Grand Slam after Grand Slam in a row, is understanding that these guys are unbelievable, they are not human.”

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