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'I want to take Roland Garros title from Rafael Nadal,' says Stefanos Tsitsipas

Rafael Nadal looking on

Stefanos Tsitsipas set up a Barcelona Open clash with Rafael Nadal, but he says it's the Roland Garros title he really wants.

The Greek ace has been in scintillating form so far this year, reaching the Australian Open semi-finals, the Acapulco final, and winning Monte-Carlo.

He continued that fine run of results by beating Jannik Sinner to reach other final this year, but he says it is Nadal's Roland Garros title he most covets.

When asked which tournaments he wants to win most, Tsitsipas said: "I always liked playing in Australia due to the fact that there are a lot of Greeks in the stands. I feel your support and love.

"At Roland Garros I feel like I want to take that trophy that Nadal has lifted 150 times. I would stay between Paris and Wimbledon, which is synonymous with prestige. I think it is the biggest tournament in our sport."

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As for how he can achieve such goals, he believes it all starts with believing in himself.

"It (the belief) is, without a doubt, a key point," Tsitsipas said. "Every time I go out to play I think I can do better because I trust the process of improving a player.

"Although it is painful and costly, I like to evolve to entertain fans because that's what they come to see you for."

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