Stefanos Tsitsipas has produced a lengthy list of improvements he must make to his game if he is to achieve the ‘perfection’ of Novak Djokovic.
The Greek star lost out to Djokovic in the semi-finals of the French Open last week, although he ran him close in an epic five-set semi-final.
Afterwards, the said how ‘inspired’ he was by what he saw from the Serbian, and he was quick to perform a brutal critique of his game as he attempted to plot a path that would allow him to emulate him.
“I am a perfectionist and as we saw with Djokovic, he is one of the few athletes who reach perfection in the way they play and move on the court,” Stefanos Tsitsipas said.
“There are many things I have to work on,” Tsitsipas said.
“Many times my shots land too short, I feel like I need to play much more aggressively and put pressure on the opponent.
“My backhand needs a lot of work, many hours practice, so that it can become one of my biggest weapons.
“It has betrayed me many times and if I sit down to work on it and get my head together to fix it, improve the changes of direction, I think it can help me reach new heights and win titles.
“And my serve needs work. For my height, I think I have a good serve, but you can get close to perfection.
“There are always things you can improve.”
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