Stephanos Tsitsipas was defeated by the 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka after a huge race that lasted 5 hours and 9 minutes with 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6.
“It’s been a long time since I cried after a match, so emotionally it wasn’t easy to handle. I will try to learn from it as much as I can.’
“I feel exhausted. I never experienced something like this in my life. I feel very disappointed at the end.”
“My mind is so empty right now. I cannot even think. I was so close, so close. I give him room to do whatever he liked on all those break points. So many break points. So many. I didn’t play them. I was expecting someone else to play them for me. I didn’t play them.”
“It’s the worst feeling ever. Especially when you lose. You don’t want to be in my place.”
Still, Tsitsypas enjoyed the fact that he has reached this point in Roland Garros with three victories against Maximilian Marterer, Hugo Dellien and Filip Krajinovik.
This game will be one of the best races this year.
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