Stefanos Tsitsipas is facing today (9/10, 18:00, LIVE from Newsit.gr, ERT Sports) the No.1 in the world rankings, Novak Djokovic with a prize of one place in the grand final of Roland Garros.
Two years ago, The Greek… announced his arrival with his first trophy in Stockholm followed by the title at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. Tsitsipas starting his season 2019 with a first big semifinal appearance at the Australian Open, ended the year winning the biggest title of his career at the Nitto ATP Finals. Today he will try to achieve another milestone in his career, reaching the first Grand Slam final of his career.
The Greek champion has an amazing course so far in the tournament, after his difficult qualification in the first round (3-2 on the Munar), did not lose a set against Cuevas, Bedene and Roublef reaching the semifinals of the French Open for the first time in their careers and already climbing to No.. 5 of world ranking.
"It's a dream, of course μενα I expected from a young age to win these Grand Slams. I'm happy to be in the position I am today. I am chasing something impressive ", Tsitsipas stressed in his statements, against Djokovic counts two wins and three losses and aims to become the youngest Grand Slam finalist from Juan Martin Del Potro at the US Open 2009.
Djokovic, for his part, is doubtful of his condition as he complained of neck and left shoulder pain during the quarter-final with Pablo Karenio Busta.. Sure, It is worth noting that his opponent accused him of… theater, arguing that medical time-outs are Nole's habit when he is not in control of a game.
The Serb is just two wins away from becoming the first man in the Open Era and the third in history to win each of the four Grand Slam titles more than once.. If he wins the 18th crown of the Grand Slam in Paris, will also narrow the gap with Roger Federer he has 20 and the 19 titles of Rafa Nadal, at the top of the trophies.
"Stefanos has a multifaceted game. He has weapons, can play aggressively. He can defend well because he moves well. He is truly a complete player everywhere. I think he is one of the hardest workers out there. I expect a very hard one, hard fight, a tough challenge for both "said the Serb for the 22-year-old champion from Greece.
It should be noted that in the first semifinal, the Parisian polynomial will compete, Rafa Nadal with… rookie Diego Spartzman, at 15:50, with his evolution judging the exact start of Tsitsipas's game with Djokovic, who will know the first finalist of the final.