Stefanos Tsitsipas, 24, is assured that he can go all the best way on the Australian Open as he insists that he’s now “a different player.” Tsitsipas, ranked at No 4 on the earth, noticed off Jiri Lehecka 6-3 7-6 (3) 6-4 to progress into the Australian Open semifinal.
When Tsitsipas takes on Karen Khachanov in his subsequent match, will probably be his fourth Australian Open semifinal. Beforehand, Tsitsipas suffered Australian Open semifinal defeats in 2019, 2021 and 2022. However now Tsitsipas feels the result will probably be totally different.
Tsitsipas: I am a distinct participant now
“I am feeling nice with my tennis. I do not assume I felt so good in a very long time. I’ll positively say sure [to winning the title]. I’ve stated it, I am a distinct participant, enjoying totally different.
My mentality is totally different. Once I’m out on the court docket, I do not actually consider negatives, to be trustworthy. I simply go on the market and play the sport. There’s this one form of method of taking a look at tennis that you just’re actually exhausted after each match.
Each single factor you attempt to do on the court docket takes a whole lot of effort. There’s this different model of tennis the place you are doing all your job, however you are having fun with it a lot you do not care if it is exhausting or not. You are refreshed by it each single time.
I believe I am heading in the direction of extra of that currently than the opposite factor. I am very glad to be out on the court docket. I am very glad to be performing. I am very glad to hit some good photographs, are available in. It is simply this entire dynamic that has made me very hungry and has created a whole lot of want for me to be enjoying tennis, wanting to realize new issues,” Tsitsipas stated, per Eurosport.
Going into his Australian Open semifinal, Tsitsipas is the favourite to beat Khachanov. Tsitsipas owns a dominant 5-0 head-to-head in opposition to Khachanov.