Stephanos Tsitsipas and Daniel Medvedev are happy to see ‘Big Three’ tennis in the half as opposed to this year’s French Open draw as they try to win the first Grand Slam title.
Greek stars Tsitsipas and Medvedev are both at the bottom of the draw at Roland Garros, such as US Open champion and two-time former French Open finalist Dominic Thiem and US Open finalist Alexander Zverev.
Thiem is a man with a clay pedigree, but the Austrian has struggled for form this season and took a six-week hiatus in March and April to get away from the demands of touring and bubble life.
Thiem’s inconsistency could pave the way for Tsitsipas, who topped the annual table by winning 33 matches earlier this year, winning the first Masters title in Monte Carlo and another trophy in Lyon last week.
The 22-year-old lost to Rafael Nadal in Barcelona and Novak Djokovic in Rome to reach the second consecutive Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open in February.
Tsitsipas said, “Continuity has always been top of my priorities as a player, and it’s hard to find that kind of secret recipe where you get full consistency and you can play week to week continuously.”
“But I think it’s something that you create with confidence, with experience, and eventually you just find the pattern. You find the way that works for you.
“I am very happy with the way I am leading the way I am scoring, the way I have been able to take the top guys. And so far I have topped the leaderboard. In Turin Race. I feel good coming there and I want many more people to come. ”
Tsitsipas said his goal was to be the surprise of the tournament, but it would not be a shock if he reached the first Grand Slam final, especially since Nadal, Djokovic and Roger Federer are all in the game. Toss
Medvedev’s rise to number two above Nadal means he is placed ahead of the 13-time champion, although he has never won a match at Roland Garros.
The Russian, who reached his second slam final in Melbourne, has made no secret of his hatred for clay, but has so far found the circumstances of Paris to his liking.
Medvedev said, “If they had special rules, I would definitely rank lower, but if we take the standings I am at number two so I have to give preference to number two.” First round draw against the unpredictable Alexander Bublik.
“It helps me. Even though we’re not talking about reaching the semi-finals yet, I’m feeling really good with the circumstances here and I think I’m on the hard court (like I used to be Am) can play, and this is the most important. Thing. “
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