Stefanos Tsitsipas has warned tennis’ established elite that it’s time for a changing of the guard – and he plans on it being at Wimbledon.
Tsitsipas has had a stellar year, rising through the rankings and consistently beating the best players in the world.
Now, though, he says it is time for the younger players to finally end the reign of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer.
“I want to be honest. I would love to see something different this year,’ he said about who could potentially win Wimbledon.
“Hopefully, it can be me, but I think it’s good for the sport to have a bit of variety, something different. It’s boring to see all these guys winning all the time.
“We are responsible for that as well, the new generation, to work hard and believe in ourselves that we can come up with something new, come up with our best games to beat those guys.”
“I feel like I can beat them. If the younger generations think positively, I think we can achieve a lot of things. I hope this will happen at Wimbledon.”
Tsitsipas is perhaps more known for his prowess on clay than grass, but he’s confident he can make the required adjustments.
“There is a lot of difference between clay and grass. You have to stay lower, have faster anticipation and play clean.” The world number six added.
“I have great memories of the grass. I won the Wimbledon junior doubles titles and I was close to doing so in singles. Losing in the semis.”
“My relationship with grass is pretty good.” He added.
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