Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals in Marseille
Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Lucas Pouille 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Open 13 Provence in Marseille.
“I thought [the tactics] from the start and brought the best of my game, ” Tsitsipas said in his post-game interview.
“I knew when I entered the game that I was expecting difficulties. He has experience on the Tour, he has played great players, has won great victories. I was dealing with an experienced player and a player who reads the game quite well and knows his strength, ”he added.
The world No.5 has won 86% of his first serve points and has never been in trouble against his opponent, the former world No.10.
“I just try to stay humble no matter where I stand in the ATP rankings. Each opponent is a serious task. Each of them has played matches in the past against high level players and it is rare that you will find players with no experience at this level. “
For two years, Tsitsipas has dominated the Open 13 Provence in Marseille.
He will now face the French Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
“I have played Pierre in the past. He has a very difficult game. He comes to the net, serves rather well, ”continued the Greek tennis star.
“I expect a different style than what I got today. He will be very aggressive. I think that’s something I should expect and he’s going to get his shots.