REVEALED! Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Path to Claim his First French Open title

Stefanos Tsitsipas is set to play in the French Open 2022 after having a good run in recent past. Let us look at Tsitsipas' path in French Open 2022.

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas is the 4th seed and will be playing at French Open 2022 after having a great run the ongoing clay season. The 23 year old was the runner up in the Rome Masters which concluded last week. He lost to the world number 1, Novak Djokovic in straight sets with the score line of 6-0, 7-6.

The Greek player was the last man standing in the recently concluded Monte Carlo Masters where he had taken down Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the final with the score line of 6-3, 7-6.

Tsitsipas made it to the semi finals in the most recently concluded grand slam of Australian Open. The world number 4 lost to the current world number 2, Daniil Medvedev in four sets with the score line of 7-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

The young gun has a tendency to perform well in the pressure situations and therefore has a chance to go deep in this year’s French Open. The single handed backhand from behind the baseline is Tsitsipas’ main strength.

Tsitsipas was the runner up in the last edition of French Open. He lost to the 20 time Grand Slam Champion, Novak Djokovic in a 5 set thriller. Djokovic lost the first 2 sets before making a comeback to win the match. The score line of the match was 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. It will be interesting to see how he performs here in French Open 2022.

Tough Road Ahead For Tsitsipas

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Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas is seeded 4th in the French Open and has a tough road ahead of himself. He will meet former rising Italian, Lorenzo Mussetti in the first round. In the second round, the Greek is most likely to clash with Frenchman, Lucas Pouille

In the 3rd round, Stefanos is most likely to set up a clash with the Brit, Dan Evans or world number 44, Francisco Cerundolo. The Greek is likely to meet with either Canadian, Denis Shapovalov or world number 21, Alex De Minaur in the fourth round of the French Open 2022.

If the world number 4 manages to cross the above hurdles, then he is most likely to play against the current world number 8, Casper Ruud or Wimbledon 2021 semi finalist, Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter finals. The potential semi final fixture for Tsitsipas would be against 2021 US Open Champion, Daniil Medvedev or young Italian, Jannik Sinner or world number 7, Andrey Rublev . If everything goes on course for the 23 year old, he can meet either Olympic Gold medalist, Alexander Zverev or 20 time grand slam champion, Novak Djokovic or 21 time grand slam champion, Rafael Nadal or rising Spaniard, Carlos Alcaraz.

Tsitsipas’s path to French Open title:

  • 1R: Lorenzo Musetti
  • 2R: Lucas Pouille
  • 3R: Dan Evans/F Cerundolo
  • 4R: Denis Shapovalov/Alex De Minaur
  • QF: Casper Ruud/ Hubert Hurkacz
  • SF: Daniil Medvedev/Jannik Sinner/Andrey Rublev
  • F: Novak Djokovic/Rafael Nadal/Carlos Alcaraz/Alexander Zverev

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