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You have to be selfish on court with a killer attitude to be the best, says Stefanos Tsitsipas

World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas sends out a loud and clear message to his fellow ATP players on his selfish approach going ahead.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas has taken leap strides forward this year on the ATP tour. In fact, it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the Greek has inarguably enjoyed the best season of his short career thus far in 2021.

With a Masters title in Monte Carlo, followed by runner-up finish at the French Open, Tsitsipas has also booked his place in the upcoming World Tour Finals in Turin, next month. Tsitsipas will now be seen at the ongoing Paris Masters, where he is seeded three.

As reported by ATP tour, the 23-year-old spoke about how he intends on being selfish on the court going forward, with a desire to unveil the killer instinct on the court. “I have two more [tournaments] left and I’m trying to give my last breath on the court and become more of a selfish player on the court and unveil my killer attitude on the court,” Tsitsipas said.

“You have to be this way. The best players in the world, they are very selfish and they want everything for themselves, and I’m this way too.”

The 2021 Roland Garros finalist further added that he will try to avoid being soft on the court, and only focus on getting the job done, no matter what it takes.

“When I’m on the court I’m not mixing it up with my outside life, and I’m able to separate those two. I think once you become soft and start kind of getting into your emotions and feeling many things at once … it’s not really good for you,” the top-ranked Greek asserted.

Stefanos Tsitsipas praises Daniil Medvedev

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Although Tsitsipas and World No.2 Daniil Medvedev have a history between them for not being friendly, the Greek showed no hesitation in bestowing praise on the Russian star.

Medvedev is the defending champion at the Paris Masters and is also in the race to finish the year as the best player in the world. “Daniil has really perfected the game that he’s playing that not many players can play. I mean, to call him ‘Octopus’ was for a reason. He’s just able to get balls that not many people are able to,” the Monte Carlo champion explained.

“He has done very well this year. We all saw what he did at the US Open. He’s one of the most difficult opponents on the Tour, and I guess I’m able to learn from him, as well,” Tsitsipas added.

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