Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Tommy Paul in a straight-set opening round match in Washington on Wednesday. Speaking to Tennis Channel, the 20-year-old, who prevailed 6-3 7-5, analyzed his victory. “I am sure that my concentration played a very important role in making me go through easier.
He played very aggressive, he was very unpredictable compared to some other players I played with in the past. He did not give me much room to execute my game but I got through it by finding some tricky solutions, executing my plan in kind of a different way.
The fans were nice. I have not played in these conditions for a very long time, it’s pretty humid, and I knew it was gonna be a tough start.” He broke his shoe lace during the match: “It’s been happening quite a lot especially in the hard-court season on this surface.
When I slide for the forehand, I usually tend to use my shoes more than usual. It even once happened thrice per match in the past here in Washington.” Tsitsipas, speaking to reporters, said that he was locked in his room for three days following his first round loss to Thomas Fabbiano in Wimbledon.
He took a vacation in Greece and he had a four-week break from the competition. He finally concluded saying that he will play doubles with Nick Kyrgios again in Cincinnati, after pairing up together this week.