Stefanos Tsitsipas has been paying attention to the game's legends. Here's what he sees.
What’s the difference between the ATP’s BIG 3 and the “rest” of the ATP? Stefanos Tsitsipas was asked that question after his Day 1 victory in Paris over Maximilian Marterer of Germany.
The Greek, no surprisingly, had a thoughtful answer:
“I know that with them I have to be twice more focused and not give points away,” he said. “They control the court so well. They know what they're doing. They know where they're playing, so everything is actually counted on these small details.”
Tsitsipas owns wins over Federer and Nadal in 2019—he knocked off Djokovic in Canada last season.
“I have seen the difference when I play the rest of the guys and them,” he said. “They don't overplay, don't do crazy things. But they play so right, and they always actually are confident with themselves, with anything they are doing. I think that's the difference that I have seen.”