Tsitsipas happy to avoid ‘Big Three’


Stefanos Tsitsipas (9/2 – French Open Outright) is says he’s on the lookout for “consistency” on the French Open and is completely happy to be within the backside half of the draw.

World primary and high seed Novak Djokovic, defending champion and 13-time winner Rafael Nadal and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer are all within the high half.

Meaning Tsitsipas can solely meet one of many ‘Massive Three’ on the French Open and that conflict is not going to come till the ultimate.

“Lastly, for as soon as,” mentioned Tsisipas when it was put to him that Djokovic, Federer and Nadal had been all on the opposite facet of the draw.

Nadal is 5/6 to win the French Open and Djokovic is rated at 5/1.

The match in France may properly open up a possibility for a first-time Grand Slam champion as Dominic Thiem is the one participant within the backside half who has beforehand received one of many main prizes.

It could be no shock to see Tsitsipas attain the showpiece because the fifth seed has been in fantastic type in latest months, having managed 33 wins this 12 months in addition to selecting up a primary Masters title in Monte Carlo earlier than warming up for Paris with victory in Lyon.

The 22-year-old Greek star says staying constant is his purpose for the season forward as he bids to keep up his type.

“Consistency has been at all times on the high of my priorities as a participant, and it has been tough to search out that type of secret recipe the place you get all of the consistency and you’ll play persistently week by week,” he mentioned, as reported by Sky Sports activities.

“However I feel it’s one thing you construct up with confidence, with expertise, and ultimately you simply discover the sample. You discover the best way it really works for you.

“I’m fairly proud of the best way I’m progressing, the best way I’m producing factors, the best way I’m in a position to face the fellows on the high of the rankings. And to this point I’m on the high of the race to Turin. It feels nice to be there and I want for many extra to return.”

Tsitsipas opens his French Open account on Sunday towards dwelling hopeful Jeremy Chardy.

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