Stefanos Tsitsipas believes there is always something to work on in tennis and he thinks Novak Djokovic has not yet reached his limit. Tsitsipas, 24, fell just short of accomplishing his two biggest goals at the Australian Open.
In the Australian Open final, Tsitsipas suffered a straight-set defeat to Djokovic. Going into the Australian Open final, Tsitsipas had two major feats on the line – he could have become a Grand Slam champion and also world No 1 for the first time in his career.
But Tsitsipas is refusing to be negative as he believes all of his goals will be achieved if he puts in the hard work.
Tsitsipas: For example, Djokovic has not yet reached his limit
“It is one of the dreams that I had since I was a child and I will give everything to do something great in this sport that I have chosen.
It is more about the daily work. Fitness is a very important part of tennis. I constantly improve my technique, but in this sport there are no limits. If you look at chess you realize. Novak Djokovic, who is one of the best players at the moment, has not yet reached his limit.
It’s a sport where you can constantly improve and create something new, either from a technical or fitness point of view, which I don’t think I’ve reached yet. Fitness plays a big role in winning, but also in maintaining it throughout the season.
As we know, tennis is not reduced to one or two results. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. It doesn’t work any other way. If you have to spend six hours in a match, you have to be like a machine, that’s why you work hard every day,” Tsitsipas said, per Punto de Break.
Tsitsipas has now played in two Grand Slam finals. In the 2021 French Open final, Tsitsipas had a two-set lead before Djokovic stormed back to win in five sets.
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