Stefanos Tsitsipas ‘plays tennis the right way,’ says Grand Slam legend

Stefanos Tsitsipas ‘plays tennis the right way,’ according to eight-time Grand Slam winner Ivan Lendl, who has predicted a big future for the Greek.

Tsitsipas has bounced back well from disappointment at the US Open and Rome to make a serious impression late in the season.

The world number five reached the final of Hamburg before narrowly losing out to Andrey Rublev.

He then backed that up with a fine performance at Roland Garros where he took world number one Novak Djokovic all the way to five-sets in the semi-finals before injury broke him down.

But, according to Lendl, such experiences are only going to make Stefanos Tsitsipas a seriously big threat later in his career.

“Tsitsipas plays tennis the right way, and there are a coupe of young guys who play like this including Dennis Shapovalov,” Lendl told the Craig Shapiro Tennis Podcast.

“As soon as they get experience and they stop making too many errors they are going to be very difficult to beat.

“I thought before the French Open semi-finals that the Djokovic match had potential to be close but Tsitsipas could not handle it physically.

“I was surprised Novak lost the fourth set because Tsitsipas was already struggling physically.”

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