Stefanos Tsitsipas on ‘fierce’ battle with fellow young guns: ‘We are the future’
The changing of the guard is yet to happen in men’s tennis, but Stefanos Tsitsipas is backing the sport’s next generation to eventually come good and entertain crowds.
The Big Three of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic continue to dominate as the trio have shared the last 12 Grand Slams between them while they also occupy the top three places in the world rankings with only the ATP Finals still to come.
But Tsitsipas is confident change will come.
“At some point we will see change. I mean, it can’t be that Rafa, Roger and Novak win everything,” the 21-year-old said.
“I know that in order to see my name among these titles, I’m going to have to go through a lot of pain and a lot of hype and struggle. I’m honestly excited. I’m excited by the idea of trying to get there.”
The younger players have put their hands up at various stages this season with Tsitsipas along with Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev all showing glimpses of what they are capable of.
Naturally there is also a battle among the youngsters to be best of the rest, but Tsitipas is confident they will come good.
“We’re all young. We’re just getting started. It’s very fiery. We all want to beat one another,” the Greek said.
He continued: “We appreciate each other’s games. Each one of us plays differently and it’s interesting to see so many varieties. We all come in different shapes and sizes. We are the future. We are the ones that will have to fill the stadiums.”
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