Tsitsipas: 'Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are heroes'



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Tsitsipas: 'Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are heroes'

Stefanos Tsitsipas touched very intertesting topics in his last interview, like the Big 3, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, his tennis and the outside of this sport, which however seems very far away. The Greek, who finished the season with two titles and no Grand Slam finals, talks about the weight of the three players who have conditioned modern tennis, calling them heroes and revealing the competition there is to take their inheritance.

He told: "We are all in this relay race, but I don't know if the fans are ready for it. In blockbuster sports there are only a few heroes, that's what makes it so appealing. For nearly two decades we've had Roger, Rafa and Novak, who are still there.

These are the heroes we've all seen growing up. Now there are many more players who want to take the helm, I'm not sure it will contribute to the popularity of tennis, but it is clear that the exclusivity of these three players will no longer exist."

His tennis and the future

The world number four then focused on his tennis, from his game to what is his surface: "I'm an aggressive player on the court, I go to the net, I look for the winner, I don't like waiting for my opponent to lose the point.

I try to play smart, I know I could improve at net and that's why I play doubles a lot." The Greek then unveiled the surface that gave him the most important memories: "My favorite surface is the one on which I keep the best memories, so I stay on clay.

The Roland Garros final has been my biggest success so far, but I think I can play well anywhere. The ground doesn't interest me much, because I also love the grass, it's a delight. I'd like to see the grass tour extended." Last joke on who Stefanos Tsitsipas could be outside of tennis: “Making films could be a possibility in the future, having a career as an actor, director or producer would be great.

But right now I have other priorities and I don't really have time to think about these things."