Who can forget the epic meeting between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semis of the French Open 2020? Although Djokovic eventually won the match, he faced many difficulties in doing so. Djoker won a match point in the third set, but Tsitsipas fought back and took the match to the final set. The final score of the match was 3-6, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, 1-6. In a recent interview, Stefanos Tsitsipas recalled that great battle. He said it was a very disappointing and sad moment for him to come so close and end up on the losing end. “I fell in a very close fifth set against Djokovic in the semifinals. It was very unfortunate and very sad to walk off the court with an injury. I couldn’t perform in the fifth set. He knocked me out. He just squeezed everything out of me… It was very sad that it ended that way,” Tsitsipas said in a recent interview. “He fought very, very hard” – Stefanos Tsitsipas believes he really gave it his all in the match against Novak Djokovic Tsitsipas stressed that it was also a proud moment for him because he fought so hard in that match. He mentioned that he showed great determination in the match, which was excellent. “But at the same time, I’m proud because I fought very, very hard. I was the determined Stefanos, I was the Stefano who came out and was totally focused and committed to my work and my craft. So it was excellent,” the world number 6 player added. Despite everything, Tsitsipas believes that the last Roland Garros was a great tournament for him and he would also like to play like he did in the future.
Ivanisevic talks about Djokovic
Over the course of a chat with Telegraf.rs, Goran Ivanisevic quipped that there was a greater possibility of him getting a wildcard to Umag and winning the Croatia Open, as compared to the US Government backing down to allow Novak Djokovic to play in New York. “I don’t know about the US Open, it’s difficult for me. I am more optimistic that director Tomislav Poljak will give me an invitation and that I will win Umag, than that they will let him go to the US Open. As a country, they are closed to the unvaccinated, for now he cannot enter the country,” Ivanisevic stated. During the interview, Ivanisevic also looked back at what has been a difficult season for Novak Djokovic. “The year started disastrously, and ATP’s decision to remove points at Wimbledon is totally crazy and wrong in my opinion. But an important victory for him (Djokovic), he needed it, he showed that he is arguably the best player on grass,” the Croatian said.