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Stefanos Tsitsipas warns rivals he's finally feeling good on grass, saying: 'It suits my game perfectly'

Is Stefanos Tsitsipas now a realistic contender to win Wimbledon? He says grass 'suits his game perfectly.'
Stefanos Tsitsipas feeling good at Wimbledon

Stefanos Tsitsipas says he now feels 'at home' on grass and that he is a completely different proposition to the player he was at last year's Wimbledon.

Tsitsipas was on the end of a first-round shock last year, losing meekly in straight sets to Marton Fucsovics.

He is looking much better this time around and was in complete control as he beat Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 to move into the third round.

It comes off the back of him winning a maiden grass title in Mallorca last week, and he believes he is finally starting to feel comfortable on the surface.

“I have to say it was a great match today and I’m really happy, Tsitsipas said.

“It has been challenging [to play on grass]. Last year was a completely different story than it is this year. My movement was not great and I was not that involved behind the ball last year. So it's great to see that evolution happened within a year.

“I'm feeling at home playing on grass. I feel like it really suits my game perfectly. I'm happy when I see myself playing at that level of tennis like today and as long as everything works I'm happy to keep putting in the commitment and see where that leads me."

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If Stefanos Tsitsipas is looking for a big test on grass, he will get it in the next round when he faces Nick Kyrgios.

Kyrgios beat him recently at Halle, coming back from losing the first set to win 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

“I feel like there isn’t a single person here that doesn't know Nick [Kyrgios]," Tsitsipas said. "We've played each other many times, we've had great matches against one another in many tour-level competitions.

"I have respect for the way he's able to utilize his talents and the way he really fights when he really wants to.

"So it's going to be challenging on grass for sure. He's just a big opponent on this surface."

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