Stefanos Tsitsipas, the 20-year-old Greek and Australian Open semi-finalist, felt devastated after crashing out of Wimbledon in the first round.
Tsitsipas admitted that the five-set loss to Stan Wawrinka during French Open was quite hard to get over and he was left frustrated by his lack of consistency in recent months. He had expressed his frustration regarding the continued failures on the biggest stage.
According to Tsitsipas, people expected big things from him and the fact that he did not deliver was unacceptable for him. He considers it to be devastating when one gets so much support, energy and positivity from everyone, and yet ruins everything by oneself.
When asked whether things were happening quite fast for him, he expressed that he does not consider that as an excuse. He mentioned the names of players of his age like Rafa and Roger, who were so mature as well as professional during their time.
Tsitsipas expressed his frustration in the following words:
“I was so frustrated knowing already how things are going to be, based on my feelings on the court, how I felt. I was very mad with myself yesterday, I already felt that I was actually not playing very well yesterday in practice, so I was kind of curious to see how this is going to change today. But it didn’t.”
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On the other hand, the 21-year-old second-seeded Japanese Naomi Osaka had lost to Kazakh Yulia Putintseva in the first round that left her in tears. This loss was like a crushing blow for her and during a post-match press conference, she was almost about to cry.
“Can I leave? I feel like I’m about to cry,” she said.
Naomi Osaka had expressed her concern as to how she would pick herself up after this major defeat and that it was still so difficult for her to learn to absorb these things. She also admitted that the fact she had lost to Putintseva at Birmingham just a few weeks ago had often played on her mind.
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