‘I cried after Stan Wawrinka defeat,’ admits a devastated Stefanos Tsitsipas

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Stefanos Tsitsipas backhand PA

Stefanos Tsitsipas says that his Roland Garros defeat against Stan Wawrinka was the toughest of his career so far, admitting that the loss brought him to tears.

Tsitsipas eventually crumbled after five hours of tennis, slipping to a devastating 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 to the Swiss veteran.

And afterwards, an emotional Tsitsipas lifted the lid on just how difficult it was to take

“It’s been a long time since I cried after a match, so emotionally it wasn’t easy to handle,” Tsitsipas reflected.

“I will try to learn from it as much as I can.

“I feel exhausted. I never experienced something like this in my life. I feel very disappointed at the end.”

“My mind is so empty right now. I cannot even think. I was so close, so close.

“I give him room to do whatever he liked on all those break points. So many break points. So many.

“I didn’t play them. I was expecting someone else to play them for me. I didn’t play them.

“It’s the worst feeling ever. Especially when you lose. You don’t want to be in my place.”

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