‘Ever tried, ever failed,’ Stefanos Tsitsipas tries to overcome disappointment of semi-final loss

Stefanos Tsitsipas crashed out of the Australian Open in a straight sets defeat by Daniil Medvedev and says he hopes it gets better next time.

Tsitsipas couldn’t seem to find the form from his impressive quarter-final win against Rafael Nadal in which he came back from two sets down to win in five.

The Greek was hoping to reach his first Grand Slam final, but apart from a brief spell in the third set, he couldn’t seem to find a way past Medvedev who won 6-4, 6-2, 7-5.

Medvedev, who is currently on a 20 game winning streak, will face world number one Novak Djokovic in the final, only his second ever Championship final.

Clearly disappointed after the match, Tsitsipas praised the Russian for his performance but said he didn’t think he’d played at his best.

“It’s not always going to be perfect and how you want it to be” said Tsitsipas.

“My body is feeling OK, he played really well.

“Medvedev is a player who has pretty much everything unlocked in his game. 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.

“Playing in semifinals is a difficult thing, I have to get there and to be in a right state of mind.

“As Stan (Wawrinka) says – ever tried, ever failed… I really hope it gets better the next time.”

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