Stefanos Tsitsipas started his Masters with a defeat against Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 7-6(4). A failure that does not affect the rest of the competition of the Greek but still has its importance. With this defeat, Tsitsipas will not be able to finish the season number 1 in the world. The Greek had to win the Masters by winning absolutely every match. The mission of the Greek was anyway very difficult. In a press conference, the world number 3 did not seem to be downhearted and revealed that he was not “in a hurry” to become the king of the ATP.
“Obviously if I had won all five matches this week, I was worthy of that position, but it’s not really something I had in mind,” Tsitsipas said in the press conference. “I was excited about having a mathematical chance to achieve something that, for me, is a dream and a long-term goal. I’m in no rush to get there, to be honest, and I really believe that one day I will get there. What I need to do is focus on my tennis, on my progression as a player, and not obsess about it, because it will just be the consequence of a job well done, if I get there. I can be happy without being number one, although obviously if I get there one day I’ll be even happier.”
Today, losers Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas were trying to get back on track in this Masters. It was the Greek who came out on top in this 2h21 duel. Medvedev will not see the last four.
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