Just playing and going to win in Shanghai against another upcomer (but no SHBH-er), Karen Khachanov.
Just won! Congrats, Stef 🎾✅
Big serve and beautiful game
Just watch match stats
Next up will be Isner or Lajovic. Rather Isner. So be careful to serve well and never get broken. Third round ´will be exciting – Dominic Thiem (preferably) or another SHBH upcomer – Denis Shapovalov.
Tsitsipas <> Isner
First time 2. round in an ATP Masters 1000 tournament. Big occasion and “big” opponent. Fingers crossed. Serve well and play with courage ❤
Just watched Stef’s (lost) match against Mahut in Marseille.
I don’t see much progress in his game.
And what’s maybe worse, he seems to have basic problems with the movement: coordination, timing, balance. Not sure if it can be substantially improved in this age. Moreover making some useless “dancing” steps on return, then fully surprised by coming service ball, not even starting. Such small moves when waiting for the serve can be good because the player is not static when the ball comes, but it’s too much of that in Stef’s “dance” and he focuses rather on his own movement than on reading the serve.
Maybe father not good enough as coach?
Updated 21.02.2018, 17:26
So much good changes for Stef since last update 🙂 His game has matured a lot, his confidence growing. And he shows good qualities on clay. Playing long, deep shots on both wings, serving big, holding nerves when trailing. Maturing quickly.
Yesterday trailing a mini-break in the TB of decider and then this point to defend another break. Made for red dirt 🙂
Updated 5.05.2018, 09:55
ANOTHER BIG UPDATE
STILL DEVELOPING – the most tactics (was perfect to make Federer having troubles with attacking the net with deep, long, lifted groundstrokes.
A bit of lucky draw helped – first GREAT opponent was Federer, who is no more able to dictate the game against tall baseliners. The story will be complete, if Stef can beat Rafa.
To be more realistic than Stef – I guess, not yet.
I would also like Stef to learn from Zverev case – arrogance and big ago are not necessary, not nice and in case of some setback – very frustrating. Use adrenaline for the game, not for presence and selling yourself 🙂
Updated 22.01.2019, 14:53
FEET CLOSER TO THE GROUND NOW?
Well, Stef, you had a nice run in Australia but let’s be honest. Federer is no more the real test. You need to learn respecting your opponents. The real measure of where you are right now, was today. Greek history can wait. Big hype can wait. A bit more of humbleness would not harm you.
You will have a lot of big matches and titles. Remember, what Federer told Zverev – be patient with winning slams. Would be nice if you could smile after the loss today. To Rafa and to yourself.
Everybody must learn to lose, not only to win. You will be loved more when you can loose nicely.
Congrats for you first big achievement in slams. Take it as a success even if the end was bitter 🙂
Updated 24.01.2019, 11:45
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