Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas denied allegations that he communicates with the coach and father Apostolos during the matches, and added that due to constant stories about that, the referees unfairly pay attention only to his boxing.
The Greek suffered a heavy defeat by Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals. This could be seen in Tsitsipas' statement after the match, when he did not speak about Medvedev in selected words. "Defeat is defeat. I am a person who fights to the last point.
He played better. Well, he played better tennis. I will only take the best from this. I do not focus on negative things. We have a long season ahead of us, with many opportunities. "I'm trying to progress, physically, mentally.
I will use today's performance for the future," said Tsitsipas . He recalled last year's trip. "I played better than last time. Last year I was too tired after five sets with Nadal. I didn't recover the way I wanted to.
Now I felt the hits, I was mentally well. I was close. The tie-break of the first set was important. I feel I could have won it. Maybe I have a different tactic to apply. " Medvedev caused a small scandal between the second and third sets, arguing with the referee, asking him to punish Tsitsipas for his advice with the coach.
"It's certainly funny. It's funny. I don't pay attention to things like that. I know players like to do those things to get you out of rhythm mentally. Maybe it's a tactic. He's certainly not the most mature person."
Tsitsipas on accusations
And he talked a little more about the accusations that he talked to his father and the coach. "I didn't. I don't hear anything while playing. The audience is loud, you have to have super-hearing to hear what the coach is saying."
"The other day I laughed when I played against Paire." "I got a warning even though my coach was five kilometers away. from me. It was the funniest moment on AO. I'm used to it" "The referees always pay attention to my boxing, not the opponent.
I feel like I've been a victim for a long time. The referees don't understand that I don't hear anything while I'm playing." "The last thing I want it's someone giving me advice and telling me what to do while I'm playing.
" In the end, he praised Medvedev. "He is a great competitor, a marathon runner, he can run for hours and hours. I'm not sure I can do that. Watching the Grand Slam champions, had a big impact on their body."
"I respect the fact that he can run so much and do his best in every point. He's one of the biggest fighters, along with Nadal. I guess he deserves the title, "Tsitsipas concluded.