Stefanos Tsitsipas was one of the favourites to win the Miami Open title this year. But, he, unfortunately, fell in the quarterfinal to Hubert Hurkacz. Nevertheless, Greek described it’s a very disappointing loss.
Following No.1 seed Daniil Medvedev’s defeat against Roberto Bautista Agut, Tsitsipas was the highest-seeded player in the 128 contestants draw. He advanced into the quarterfinal after beating two seeded players, including Japan Veteran Kei Nishikori.
Tsitsipas Was Very Stressed These Two Weeks In Miami
With a lead of 6-1 in their head-to-head series, Tsitsipas faced Hubert Hurkacz for a semifinal spot in Grandstand. Even the 22-year-old from Athens took the lead after capturing the first set, but he was powerless to fulfil one of the dreams to win his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami this year.
“I was very stressed these two weeks. Especially this week, I was feeling very stressed. I felt like it was my opportunity. I did quite well, but I felt like there was more space for me to show something greater,” Tsitsipas said after his second quarterfinal loss in 2021.
“I’ll Take These Two Weeks As Great Two Weeks”: Stefanos Tsitsipas
2019 ATP Finals champion emphasised that this loss disheartened him, and everything went out of his hand and happened unexpectedly. At the same time, he is going to take these footprints for future reference.
Stefanos continued, “It’s a disappointing loss. It’s a very disappointing loss. It (leapt) out of my hands. I grabbed it. It was there. Everything was under control. And suddenly, I don’t know, (there was a) self-explosion… But I’ll take these two weeks as great two weeks, great memories, and I had plenty of fun playing out on the court.”
Stefanos Tsitsipas has a win-loss record of 17-5 this year.
In the European clay-court swing, He has committed to play in Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, and Paris. According to the ATP Tour calendar, the Monte-Carlo Master 1000 event begins on 11th April.