The 24-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas insists that he is now “a different player” and is sure that he can win the Australian Open. Jiri Lehecka was defeated by Tsitsipas, who is ranked No. 4 in the world, 6-3 7-6 (3) 6-4 to advance to the Australian Open quarterfinal.
It will be Tsitsipas’ fourth Australian Open semifinal when he competes against Karen Khachanov in the following match. Tsitsipas previously lost in the Australian Open semifinals in 2019, 2021, and 2022. Tsitsipas now believes that things will turn out differently.
Tsitsipas: I’ve changed as a player.
I’m playing tennis with amazing confidence. I don’t believe I have ever felt this amazing. I’ll unquestionably accept [winning the title]. I’ve stated it before: I play differently and am a different player.
My mindset is distinct. To be honest, I don’t really consider disadvantages when I’m playing on the court. I simply go play the game outside. One way to look at tennis is that every match leaves you feeling quite worn out.
You have to put a lot of effort into anything you try to achieve on the court. Another type of tennis is playing your role while having so much fun that you don’t care if it’s exhausting or not. Every time you do it, you feel renewed.
I believe I’m moving more in that direction lately than the other. I’m overjoyed to be playing on the court. I’m overjoyed to be on stage. Come in; I’m extremely thrilled to have made some good photographs. Simply put, this entire dynamic has made me really hungry and motivated me to play tennis and set new goals, according to Tsitsipas, as quoted by Eurosport.
Tsitsipas is expected to defeat Khachanov in his Australian Open semifinal. Khachanov and Tsitsipas have a commanding 5-0 head-to-head record.