“Want To Achieve One Day”: Stefanos Tsitsipas Reveals His Dream After Beating Aslan Karatsev at Monte Carlo Masters 2021


Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

No.4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas powered past tricky opponent Aslan Karatsev in straight sets(6-3, 6-4) to reach the third round at Monte Carlo Masters 2021. After the match, the 22-year-old from Greece admits he is working hard to get close to his sport’s legends. 

“My Clay Court Experience Helps A Lot To Come Back Each Year Stronger”: Tsitsipas 

In a highly anticipated second-round match, Tsitsipas locked horns with one of the season’s best performers, Aslan Karatsev, on Court Rainier III in Monaco. However, an experienced Greek sent a Russian stalwart packing things in an hour and 24 minutes to confirm his third round spot at Monte Carlo Masters for the second time in a row.

“I knew I had to face a difficult opponent today. Aslan has (had some) great results this year… I managed to push him back and attack with my forehand. Things worked out pretty well for me,” Stefanos Tsitsipas said in the post-match interview.  

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World No.5 further expressed, “My clay court experience helps a lot to come back each year stronger, knowing that I have done better before. It was a very beautiful game out there, and I enjoyed it.”

Stefanos Tsitsipas Aims To Become A Consistent Player In Men’s Game 

Following a comfortable victory over Aslan Karatsev, the 2019 ATP Finals champion has a win-loss record of 18-5 this season. Since the beginning of 2021, he has played five quarter-finals, including the final run at the ATP Acapulco Open and the semi-final run at the Australian Open and Rotterdam Open

When speaking about his goal, Tsitsipas said, “I’m putting [in] hours on the court, trying to become consistent (and) get close to the legends of our sport. I am working every single day. I am very far from that, but it is definitely a dream of mine that I want to achieve one day.”

To reach the quarter-final in Monte Carlo Masters 2021, Stefanos Tsitsipas will face either American John Millman or Chilean Cristian Garin.

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