“Keeps Me More Sane”- Stefanos Tsitsipas Maintains His Distance From Social Media During Grand Slams




Constructive criticism is a healthy device for improvement. However, when it goes beyond being constructive, it affects performance dearly. Stefanos Tsitsipas becomes the first Greek professional to step into the quarter-finals of the French Open 2020. Defeating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets, Stefanos proceeded into the next round of the Roland Garros.

To be successful in a tournament, a player must focus on what is in hand instead of trading facts and numbers. Engaging in the debate of probability means losing half the battle even before stepping into the arena. Stefanos strictly understands this and therefore prefers to stay away from social media.

Calling one of the major social media sites toxic, Tsitsipas has revealed one of the many keys to his success. Showcasing the constant race with statistics and numbers, the Greek believes it is safe to stay away from social media and focus on the game.

“I try to avoid any social media during Slams. It keeps me more sane. Twitter can be very toxic. Too much info”, Tsitsipas reveals.

Stefanos Tsitsipas in action in the French Open 2020
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France -Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his fourth-round match against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stepping into the quarterfinals, he has set up a clash with Russian Andrey Rublev. It would be interesting to watch as Tsitsipas lost to Rublev in the finals of the German Open in Hamburg before the French Open 2020. Whether he avenges his loss or continues to lose against the Russian will be clear in a couple of days.

The issue with Stefanos is he starts off pretty well but fades away with time. If we look at the past few tournaments, the issue will be clarified. In the Western and Southern Open, Tsitsipas displayed some decent skills to go all the way into the semi-finals. However, he surrendered completely to Canadian Milos Raonic.

Begining the US Open 2020 in a promising manner, Tsitsipas was unable to hold on to his form and he lost out in the third round of the tournament. This time Borna Coric was the one to defeat him in the five-setter show.

Coming into the European circuit, his only success has been the German Open. Even though he won a set, yet failed to capitalize and embraced the loss. Prior to that, he lost in the round of 32 to Jannik Sinner in the Italian Open 2020.

His quarterfinal run in the French Open 2020 has been impressive. However, he faces a big challenge ahead. A strong contender for lifting the Championship, Tsitsipas will have to step up his game in order to go to the finals in Paris.