Roland Garros

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Paris, France

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Press Conference


7-6, 6-3, 6-1

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. How was your match?

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS: Well, I felt like the game was not really there in the very beginning, and things were not at their highest. I think the first tiebreak was a game changer, in a way. I did a lot of psychology, a lot of positivity and kind of loosened me up a little bit. Starting the second set a bit more aggressive, starting a bit more free-spirited and those things kind of contributed in breaking and raising my level.

Third set it was, yeah, I felt like in total control. I felt my return was working much better. I got into the game even more, and I felt like things were working out for me, could find the depth of the court, I could execute and be in control.

Q. After the first set being so close, did you expect it to go your way? Was it as easy as it looked, second and third set on the score?

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS: Well, the second set was pretty close too. We were fighting. 3-All. It was tight. I think that break also was important for my psychology, was important to kind of get me going and get my mood up.

It was a very good returning game from my side. I was very consistent. I was playing a lot of pressure. I was finding the angles. Switching from cross to down the line.

It was, this kind of game was very beneficial and helped me get that break that I was looking for in the second set.

Q. Next round could be either Korda or Martinez. Any comments on that?

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS: No comments on that. I haven't played them, but I'm gonna do my routine with my coach, analyze and be well prepared for my next game. You know, will have a big server on one side, the American, and a Spaniard who I guess, and I really think he plays good on clay. Same for the American who has showed, for Sebastian who has showed good tennis on clay I think last week. Just focusing and concentrated on what's next.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports
108120-1-1063 2021-05-30 21:25:00 GMT

ASAP sports

tech 129