After the 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1 defeat he said that he hopes to take the positives and learn from facing a 17-time major champion on the biggest clay-court stage in the world.
“I feel, I can say, happy and at the same time sad,” he said. “Could have been a better result for me today. Novak showed once again what an incredible athlete and his ability on the courts. Was difficult, for sure, playing him. I think one of the most difficult opponents I’ve faced in my entire life. I have huge respect for that.”
Tsitsipas, who reached his second career Grand Slam semifinal and his first in paris, says that the he’s inspired to chase the same kind of level that the World No.1 has achieved.
“He puts a lot of pressure on the return,” Tsitsipas said. “It’s not easy. I think there are a lot of things that I have to work on. For sure he has reached almost perfection, Novak, in his game style, the way he plays, which is unbelievable to see honestly. That inspires me a lot to go out and work and try to reach that perfectionism, that ability to have everything on the court.”