Stefanos Tsitsipas is off to a winning start to the 2023 season but noted that he cannot allow himself to get complacent. On Monday, Tsitsipas saw off David Goffin 6-3 6-2 at the United Cup. A few days earlier, Tsitsipas defeated Grigor Dimitrov and also clinched a mixed doubles win after he and Maria Sakkari beat Gergana Topalova and Adrian Andreev.
After beating Goffin, Tsitsipas opened up on his current state – the Greek is feeling his game, feels everything is going his way and there are no doubts. Tsitsipas admits it is a great place to be in but noted he cannot allow himself to relax now and think everything will go smoothly whenever he enters the court.
Tsitsipas on his early-season form
“It is a very nice place to be in. I wish I can be in that place more often. When you’re able to play like this, of course, you know, you don’t know what the response is going to be from the other side of the court.
You always have to have sort of that thing in your mind when you play. You cannot allow yourself to feel like God when you are on the court unless you’ve reached that sort of, let’s say — how do we say it again? — the flow, the flow state, which has happened to me a few times last season, and I hope it will happen this season as well where you feel like everything just goes your way, there is no more thinking involved on the court.
Your decisions are sort of part of your subconscious and you don’t even have to force anything anymore,” Tsitsipas explained, per Tennis Majors. Finding his game and rhythm ahead of the Australian Open is exactly what Tsitsipas needs.
Last year, Tsitsipas didn’t accomplish his goal of becoming a Grand Slam champion. Before the start of the 2023 season, Tsitsipas noted that his main goal remains winning a Grand Slam and reaching the top spot.