‘I’m trying to get close to the legends of our sport,’ reveals Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas says it is a dream of his to get close to the legends of the sport and he is working every single day to achieve it.

Tsitsipas, currently world number five, has been in the world’s top ten rankings for two years although has had relatively few ATP titles to his name.

Winner of just five ATP titles, but finalist at another eight, the 22 year old has been consistently good across the Tour but just falling short of hitting the heights he dreams of.

In action this week at the Monte-Carlo Masters, Tsitispas beat in-form Aslan Karatsev who has taken the tennis world by storm this year, becoming the first player to reach a Grand Slam semi-final on his debut.

Tsitipas won the match 6-3, 6-4 and said although it was a tough match, he really enjoyed it and he’s putting in the work to improve his consistency.

“I knew I had to face a difficult opponent today. Aslan has (had some) great results this year,” Tsitsipas said in his post-match interview.

“I managed to push him back and attack with my forehand. Things worked out pretty well for me.

“My clay court experience helps a lot to come back each year stronger, knowing that I have done better before. It was a very beautiful game out there and I enjoyed it.

“I’m putting (in) hours on the court, trying to become consistent, (and) get close to the legends of our sport.

“I am working every single day. I am very far from that, but it is definitely a dream of mine that I want to achieve one day.”

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