Tsitsipas: Age is No Excuse

After losing his first round match at Wimbledon, rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas said that he, slumping WTA star Naomi Osaka and other young players can’t blame their losses on age. 

“I don’t think that’s an excuse. We’ve seen players my age, many years ago, I would like to name Rafa, Roger, seemed very mature and professional what they were doing. They had consistency from a young age. They always did well tournament by tournament without major drops or inconsistency. Something that we as the Next Gen players lack, including myself as well, is this consistency week by week. It’s a week-by-week problem basically, that we cannot adjust to that.”

Tsitsipas said his goal coming into the year was to stay as consistent as possible. 

“I had a lot of ups and downs last year. I really wanted to focus and be aware of every single match that I’m going to play this year. It’s not going according to plan.”

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