Stefanos Tsitsipas: 'I'm aware that it takes time'

‘I’m aware that it takes time’

Holger Rune has taken a liking to it. Fresh from the final Astana, the talented Norwegian faced Stefanos Tsitsipas. A player that he had already surpassed in the red brick of Bois de Boulogne this season. Completely different circumstances and dynamics, similar result, if not clearer.

Serving extraordinarily well and dominating the matchup from the baseline, Rune shows all the limits of an obviously tired and nervous Tsitsipas. It goes without saying that he only conceded one break point in the course of the match and that he dispatched his two counter shots perfectly: the 6-4 6-4 was essentially the logical consequence of an absolutely unblemished performance, dominated from all sides.

points of view. Second title after the one obtained in Munich in May for the nineteen-year-old and new best ranking (ranked twenty-five). Along with Carlos Alcaraz, he is of course the only teenager on the big circuit to have won more than one title in 2022.

After losing the first nine finals of his career, Félix Auger Aliassime won the next three. This season was unlocked in Rotterdam and a week after his success in Florence, he added Antwerp to his collection of titles.

Another tournament that the talented Canadian has carried out simply perfectly, getting rid of Sebastian Korda with a clear 6-3 and 6-4. At the same time, it was the second consecutive defeat in the final after the one in Gijón seven days ago for the American tennis player.

Tsitsipas wants to end the season well

Beaten in the final in Nur‐Sultan by Novak Djokovic then in Stockholm by Holger Rune, Stefanos Tsitsipas will try in Vienna to win his 10th career title, his 3rd of the year. Before facing Dennis Novak (155th) in the 1st round, the Greek expressed his extremely high ambitions as he struggles to pass the next step even if he very often shows regularity.

“It is never easy to chain consecutive weeks of competition. Fortunately, I was able to benefit from a day of rest and I was able to learn from the Stockholm final, which allows me to approach this new event with a fresh mind.

I have a lot of ambition for the next few weeks. I believe in the process I’m following, I want to be the best, but I’m aware that it takes time and I have to take it step by step. I think I’ve improved mentally this year and I’m more consistent.

The fact of participating in the ATP finals for the fourth consecutive season is proof of my regularity, but I want more,” said the 5th in the world.

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