Stefanos Tsitsipas spoke about his fight with Felix Auger-Aliassime, the possibility of having a great rivalry in the future, but also the part of the returns, to which he intends to dedicate himself and improve in the future.
“Returns are very important in races like this. As long as you return the ball and create a rally, it puts you in a good position. I intend to improve in returns, it is something I can improve a lot. More aggressive returns can be they bring great benefit to my game “, said Tsitsipas in the press conference, after his victory over Auger-Aliassime with 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
The Greek champion made three breaks in the service of Canada and this helped him reach the big qualification for the semifinals of Abierto Mexicano.
“It was a very intense match on both sides. We both played very well, we served well, in general it was a very close match and I can say that I was a bit lucky towards the end, with the two double mistakes he made. And that’s certainly part of the pressure, I’m proud of the way I fought and came back from 3-3, 0-30 (in the 3rd set), I showed a lot of responsibility, it was generally a fight from which I can learn a lot, “A good fight for my career and a significant rivalry is developing with Felix, with whom we will give many more fights like today.”
Regarding the possibility of giving many fights like this one with Felix in the future and developing a great rivalry between them, Stefanos commented: “I believe that we can have a great rivalry. We both have many more years ahead of us, which It means that we can play many times. It is important for this sport, because we have different personalities and different styles of play. I also think it is important to have players like Felix, because he is very disciplined, very calm when he is on the court, unlike with some other players who are not so calm when they lose, break rackets and create a bad image on the field. “
Finally, Stefanos spoke once again about the people and in general about the atmosphere of the tournament, which makes him have a great time and wants to reach the end: “I hope that things will continue to go well, I enjoy the time “I’m here until now. I will concentrate on the last two games I will have to play. It is important for me, it is important for the people who come and show us their love, I really like the people here.”
Stefanos will return to court at 06:00 on Saturday morning (COSMOTE SPORT 7HD), for his match with Lorenzo Musetti, for the semifinals of Abierto Mexicano.