Showing posts with label Stefanos Tsitsipas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stefanos Tsitsipas. Show all posts

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nadal beats Tsitsipas for fifth Australian Open final

Nadal beats Tsitsipas for fifth Australian Open final
Nadal beats Tsitsipas for fifth Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 to reach the Australian open final.

Coming into the match, it seemed like Tsitsipas would give Nadal a challenge. In the round of 16, Tsitsipas came back from a set down to beat Roger Federer. But Nadal looked masterful throughout. In the final set, Tsitsipas didn’t win a single game.

Nadal is 32, and is doing his part to rebuff the narrative that younger tennis players — the next generation of stars — is ready to take over. Three of Nadal’s last four Australian Open opponents have been young. He beat 19-year-old Alex de Minaur in the round of 32. He beat 21-year-old Frances Tiafoe in the quarterfinal. And Tsitsipas, Nadal’s most recent vanquished foe, is just 20.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tsitsipas into Australian Open semi-final

Tsitsipas into Australian Open semi-final
Tsitsipas into Australian Open semi-final

Stefanos Tsitsipas showed resilience and maturity to power into a fairytale Australian Open semi-final Tuesday after sweeping past Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.

Roger Federer's conqueror had to contend with dropping his serve early in each of the first three sets to the 22nd seed before coming through 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) in 3hr 15min.

"It all feels like a fairytale almost," said the 20-year-old after holding his head in his hands in disbelief and sinking to the floor on Rod Laver Arena.

"I'm just living the dream, living what I've been working hard for," Tsitsipas added.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Roger Federer Knocked From Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas

Roger Federer Knocked From Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas
Roger Federer Knocked From Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas

A veteran right-hander with an all-court game and a one-handed backhand, the hands-down greatest player of his era, was trying to dodge an upset in a fourth-round match of a Grand Slam tournament against a former junior world No. 1 with long hair, a flowing one-handed backhand and no fear.

In their first official head-to-head meeting, Pete Sampras, then 29, could not hold off a 19-year-old Roger Federer, who won in five sets at Wimbledon in 2001.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Video: Medvedev upset Tsitsipas at US Open

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Video: Daniil Medvedev Triumphs over No.15 Seed Stefanos Tsitsipas at US Open

Daniil Medvedev with a four set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas, the No.15 seed. Medvedev will face Borna Coric in R3, at the 2018 US Open.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Video Highlights: Cincinnati 2018 Tuesdays action

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Video Highlights: Cincinnati 2018 Tuesdays action

Watch highlights as Nick Kyrgios saves match point to beat Denis Kudla at the Western & Southern Open. David Goffin and Hyeon Chung also advance.



Photo credit: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Federer cruises, Tsitsipas falls in Cincinnati

Federer cruises, Tsitsipas falls in Cincinnati
Federer cruises, Tsitsipas falls in Cincinnati

Roger Federer cruised to a 6-4 6-4 win over Peter Gojowczyk while Stefanos Tsitsipas crashed out of the first round at the Cincinnati Masters.

Federer looked fresh as he overwhelmed Gojowczyk with pinpoint serving and speedy defense.

Gojowczyk failed to convert any of his five break points on the fast Ohio hardcourts, easing the pressure on the 20-times grand slam champion.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Video highlights: Nadal Beats Tsitsipas In Rogers Cup Final

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Video highlights: Nadal Beats Tsitsipas In Rogers Cup Final

Watch highlights of the Rogers Cup final, as Rafael Nadal secured his 33rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.



Photo Credit: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour.

Video: Nadal's Emotional Match Point Reaction Toronto 2018

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Video: Nadal's Emotional Match Point Reaction Toronto 2018

Rafael Nadal shows that even after 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, success at this level doesn't get old.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Video: Tsitsipas Toronto 2018 SF interview

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Video: Tsitsipas Toronto 2018 SF interview

Stefanos Tsitsipas reflects on the biggest win of his career, defeating fourth seed Kevin Anderson to reach the 2018 Rogers Cup final.

Video: Tsitsipas vs Anderson Toronto 2018 highlights

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Video: Tsitsipas vs Anderson Toronto 2018 highlights

Watch highlights as Stefanos Tsitsipas advances to his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final by beating Kevin Anderson in the Rogers Cup semi-finals.



Photo Credit: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour.

Nadal vs Tsitsipas in Toronto final

Nadal vs Tsitsipas in Toronto final
Nadal vs Tsitsipas in Toronto final

Rafael Nadal beat Karen Khachanov 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 on Saturday to set up a final with birthday boy Stefano Tsitsipas at the Toronto Masters.

The Spanish icon will try on Sunday to spoil the 20th celebrations of the Greek youngster who reached the second final of his career by beating Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (9/7), saving a match point in victory.

World number one Nadal won a battle of the tennis generations with Tsitsipas last April in the Barcelona title match.

"To win this match is important, it's very important to be in the final of Toronto," Nadal said after running his season record to 39-3 in a match which ended after midnight local time.

"I'm motivated every day when I wake up, there is always something to improve," said the 32-year-old.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Video: Stefanos Tsitsipas | Meet The Parents

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Video: Stefanos Tsitsipas | Meet The Parents

Step inside the ATP World Tour Uncovered with Stefanos Tsitsipas and his parents from May, 2017.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Stefanos Tsitsipas Wimbledon Fourth round press conference

Stefanos Tsitsipas Wimbledon Fourth round press conference
Stefanos Tsitsipas Wimbledon Fourth round press conference

Stefanos Tsitsipas speaks to the media after his 6-4, 7-6(8), 7-6(4) defeat against John Isner
Q. Can you tell us a little bit about the match? What was your plan and how did you get through it?
STEFANOS TSITSIPAS: Well, my plan from the beginning of the match was to stay aggressive and come to the net, have a high percentage on my serve.

Unfortunately, I was just a bit lost in the first set when I got broken. Was just not there for a few points, and that's how I got broken at that moment.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Video: Stefanos Tsitsipas interview | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Stefanos Tsitsipas interview | Wimbledon 2018

Video: Wimbledon Play of the Day - Stefanos Tsitsipas

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Video: Wimbledon Play of the Day - Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas Wimbledon third round press conference

Stefanos Tsitsipas Wimbledon third round press conference
Stefanos Tsitsipas Wimbledon third round press conference

Stefanos Tsitsipas speaks to the media after his 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 third round defeat of Thomas Fabbiano

Q. After the first round, I was here and I told you you probably that you are the player that dives the most right now on tour, and then you did it again into the second round, videos everywhere, and you didn't do any today. What do you think of the reputation...
STEFANOS TSITSIPAS: Well, when I step out on the court, it's not a priority for me to do a diving shot during the match. It's not on my mind. It just comes at a certain moment, maybe a crucial moment where I really need to win the point, and the only solution is to dive. Today it didn't happen because things went exactly as planned.

I mean, a bit on the third set not exactly, I mean, but he fought back, he tried to stay in the game, but it was super important that I managed to psychologically remain stable and play my game, and was very important that I have to win the third set because you never know what can happen after.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Stefanos Tsitsipas Wimbledon First round press conference

Stefanos Tsitsipas Wimbledon First round press conference
Stefanos Tsitsipas Wimbledon First round press conference

Stefanos Tsitsipas speaks to the media after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(3), 7-5 victory against Gregoire Barrere

Q. How did you rate that today, your performance?
STEFANOS TSITSIPAS: There were a lot of emotions during the match. I think most of the people saw that. I was, to be honest, I was a bit nervous in the beginning. It was my first Wimbledon as a seeded player.

There were a lot of expectations from people and from the fans and everyone who came to support me today. So it started pretty well. Although despite being nervous, I started pretty well. I played good tennis from the beginning. Broke him, like, had one break in each set. Was leading 2-Love up, and then I start thinking too much. You know, and when I think too much, things tend to go not the way I want them to go.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Video: Tsitsipas Halle 2018 hot shot

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Video: Tsitsipas Halle 2018 hot shot

Watch as Stefanos Tsitsipas covers the net, then hits a volley winner during his match against Denis Kudla at the Gerry Weber Open on Wednesday.

Video: Kudla Halle 2018 hot shot

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Video: Kudla Halle 2018 hot shot

Denis Kudla covers the length of the court before ending the point with a forehand against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the 2018 Gerry Weber Open.

Video: Tsitsipas Halle interview

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Video: Tsitsipas Halle interview

Watch as Stefanos Tsitsipas discusses his grass-court preparations ahead of his first match, on his favourite surface, at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.