Stefanos Tsitsipas and Stan Wawrinka engaged in a fascinating battle in the 4th round of the French Open that ended with the Swiss winning the contest in a thriller that lasted more than 5 hours.

Tsitsipas in tears

The Greek was reduced into tears after the match, and the pain for losing the battle was so strong that he looked unable to rationalize to comment

“Worse thing in tennis. It’s the worst feeling ever. Especially when you lose. You don’t want to be in my place. I feel exhausted. I don’t know. Never experienced something like this in my life.

I feel very disappointed at the end. It’s been a long time since I cried after a match, so emotionally it wasn’t easy to handle. I will try to learn from it as much as I can.”

Tsitsipas congratulating Wawrinka

Later Stefanos managed to regroup to write a very nice post in Instagram where he also praised Stan Wawrinka as follows

“today I felt something that I can’t really explain. Today was the first time in my entire life, in my twenty years of existence that I felt that “aura”, the real definition of the word, competition. Not any kind of competition though, it felt different than any other time, any other battle, any other moment on the tennis court. There is something about today that I won’t be able to explain. It’s a feeling that makes me appreciate the sport that I chose to pursue in my life as a career. The bitter taste of that loss is something unexplainable.

@stanwawrinka85 makes our sport real and pragmatic. It’s something that’s rare to find in the world that we are at. It’s something unique. There is loads of charm and charisma to it.

We both struggled, we both went beyond our limits, we both experienced luck and our destiny was drawn on that Parisian court after five hours of physical and mental suffering. I really don’t know if what I feel right now is positive or negative. There is no bipolar effect to it. Today I learned something that no school, no classroom, no teacher would be able to teach. It’s called, living life!”

Time for Stefanos to take some rest and then get ready for the grass season.

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Today I felt something that I can’t really explain. Today was the first time in my entire life, in my twenty years of existence that I felt that “aura”, the real definition of the word, competition. Not any kind of competition though, it felt different than any other time, any other battle, any other moment on the tennis court. There is something about today that I won’t be able to explain. It’s a feeling that makes me appreciate the sport that I chose to pursue in my life as a career. The bitter taste of that loss is something unexplainable. @stanwawrinka85 makes our sport real and pragmatic. It’s something that’s rare to find in the world that we are at. It’s something unique. There is loads of charm and charisma to it. We both struggled, we both went beyond our limits, we both experienced luck and our destiny was drawn on that Parisian court after five hours of physical and mental suffering. I really don’t know if what I feel right now is positive or negative. There is no bipolar effect to it. Today I learned something that no school, no classroom, no teacher would be able to teach. It’s called, living life!

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