Stefanos Tsitsipas news: Monte Carlo champion sets new goals for the season
Stefanos Tsitsipas won the Monte Carlo Masters last week for the second year running after overcoming Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the final of the competition and has his sights set on breaking the dominance of some members of the Big Three – Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
With Nadal out injured with a rib issue he sustained at the Indian Wells Masters and Djokovic not having the luxury of being able to pick and choose what competitions he wants to play in due to some countries not allowing him in due to their vaccine restrictions, this might well be a realistic goal.
The world No 5 is on track in the race to the ATP Finals as he’s currently No 2 due to the points he’s won in 2022 alone, but he wants to do even better than that.
— ROLEX (@ROLEX) April 17, 2022
“My goal ever since I have realised that is if I’m able to score points on this surface as much as I can and really concentrate on the other surfaces a bit more, I can really pull off a great year, maybe even finishing among the two best tennis players at the end of the season,” the 23-year-old revealed.
“I’m always trying to bring the best I can from clay and adjust accordingly to other surfaces, I really want to be doing well on hard and grass this year because I feel like I can really get a lot of points there – if I’m able to win matches with the same consistency I do on this surface I think I have a big chance of finishing the year in the top two which is a huge goal of mine to finally be there and belong in that group of special players.
“My tennis is great I think everywhere with clay maybe being the surface that I can adjust to the best, I’ve had moments where I was trying to apply what I apply on clay on hard, doesn’t seem to be working much, sometimes it’s not really the way to go – but it has also taught me a lot that I should adjust and I should never become obsessed with okay whatever works on clay should work on faster surfaces.”
Tsitsipas is about to play in the Barcelona Open and he will play his opening round tomorrow where he will face Ilya Ivashka.
Daniil Medvedev insists ‘if I can play Wimbledon I will be happy to be there, even without points’
Daniil Medvedev would jump at the chance to play at Wimbledon.
Tennis365’s live scores and results centre: Follow the French Open here
Aaaaand it’s live! Follow the action from Roland Garros…
Nick Kyrgios has ‘bigger fish to fry’ after Bernard Tomic challenges him ‘sort this out in the boxing ring’
Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic won’t be stepping into a boxing ring any time soon.
Irina-Camelia Begu escapes disqualification after ’embarrassing moment’ left young fan in tears
“I just want to apologise,” says Irina-Camelia Begu.
Wimbledon to finally ditch the ‘Miss’ and ‘Mrs’ prefixes on its famous honours boards as it modernises
Welcome to 2022 Wimbledon.
French Open day five: Madison Keys gets entangled, France’s wildcard wonder, a close shave for young fan
A review of the latest action from Roland Garros.
Simona Halep ‘recovered and smiling’ again as she reveals she suffered a panic attack at French Open
Simona Halep smiling again after panic attack.
Dan Evans ‘couldn’t care less’ about being booed off
The British number two lost in straight sets to Swede Mikael Ymer,
Daniil Medvedev happy to grind past Serbian Laslo Djere
Daniil Medvedev was a relieved man after powering past Laslo Djere in straight sets at Roland Garros.