‘I can beat the best’ – Stefanos Tsitsipas ready to take on the big three in 2020
Stefanos Tsitsipas believes he is on the verge of a major breakthrough in 2020, as he positions himself to take the biggest scalps in tennis.
The Greek won the ATP Finals in November to underline his status as a major player who can compete with the best, and he has no intention to stop his ascent there.
“I feel I am close. Over the last couple of years, I’ve proved I can beat top players,” said Tsitsipas.
“I can be persistent and consistent at the same time. I plan to work on controlling my nerves on court, being patient, not cracking under pressure and being brave in match situations.”
Tsitsipas will start his preparations for 2020 by appearing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
It is his first time at the prestigious invitation-only exhibition, where he will face Gael Monfils in his first match.
“I know Gael pretty well, he is one of my best friends on the Tour and it will be exciting facing him,” he added.
“For me it is a great way to start the season by competing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
“It is a tournament I have never played in before. I am really looking forward to getting a few good matches under my belt before I travel to Australia.”
‘Really unjustified’ – Boris Becker leaps to Novak Djokovic’s defence over his quarantine pleas
Boris Becker believes world No.1 Novak Djokovic has come in for unfair criticism after writing a letter to Australian Open chiefs.
Umpire suffers heart attack as another Australian Open player tests positive for Covid-19
Spanish player Paula Badosa has announced she has tested positive for coronavirus during quarantine in Australia.
Laura Robson unsure about tennis future after third hip operation
The 27-year-old said her priority now is to live a pain-free life.
Andy Murray believes he can still play at the Australian Open as he plots return to action
Former world No.1 Andy Murray is still hopeful of playing in next month’s Australian Open.
Players are urged not to feed the mice in their hotel rooms as Heather Watson turns to Tik Tok
Britain’s Heather Watson has turned to Tik…
On this day in 2014: Stan Wawrinka ends Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open run
The Swiss won a five-set epic to deny Djokovic a piece of history.
Novak Djokovic hits back at allegations of being ‘selfish, difficult and ungrateful’
Djokovic says he finds it tough to be ‘a mere onlooker’.
Australian Open boss defends ‘better deal’ for the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams
Big-name players self-isolating in Adelaide.
Rotterdam Open boss reveals delight as ‘one of his all-time favourite players’ Rafael Nadal joins field
Rafael Nadal will return to Rotterdam.
Roberto Bautista Agut says quotes comparing quarantine to ‘jail, but with WiFi’ was ‘taken out of context’
Roberto Bautista Agut issues an apology.