Stefanos Tsitsipas eyes ‘a little more consistency’ after impressive start to 2021 campaign
He has made a fine start to the 2021 season, but Stefanos Tsitsipas is determined to improve even further during the second half of the campaign.
Tsitsipas started the year by reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the ATP 500 event in Rotterdam before finishing runner-up to Alexander Zverev at the Mexican Open.
After a quarter-final exit from the Miami Open, he finally opened his 2021 title-winning account by winning the Monte-Carlo Masters while he finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal at the Barcelona Open the following week. His last outing was a quarter-final defeat at the hands of world No 1 Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open last week.
The world No 5 currently leads the ATP Race To Turin for a place at the season-ending ATP Finals, but he insists he still has a lot of work to do.
“I still feel far from being consistent, compared to other players,” he said. “I have been quite consistent, but there is a fine gap that I can close. I am always trying to reach a level of perfection, which I have yet to reach yet.
“I am happy to stay in the lead in the [FedEx] ATP Race To Turin. I need to find a little more consistency this year. I have a lot of points and I feel I need to earn more in the second half of the year in order to reach the goals and expectations for the year. I know the second half of the year will be difficult.
“I definitely feel better physically than I did last year. I have developed routines and habits in order to improve my consistency and ensure that I am mentally there in every single match that I play.”
Tsitsipas will be in action at the Lyon Open this week with the Greek set to face either American Tommy Paul or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the second round.
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