Tsitsipas cruises through to the fourth round of the French Open

Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the fourth round at Roland Garro after his opponent Aljaz Bedene retired in their third set match.

The fifth seed beat Bedene 6-1 6-2 3-1.

When asked in his post-match press conferences if the questions reporters ask are helpful to him, he had a lot to say: “I have something interesting to say, I always want to say it. Myself, I was a journalist when I was 11, 12 years old. I had this Facebook page, which I very often updated with news about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic. The name of it was Tenniscore ITN. I was really into it. Every day after school I would check the results, check the current, latest tennis news. I would update it. It was a lot of fun, I enjoyed doing it.”

“I really understand journalism and this world. I won’t lie to you, sometimes it’s difficult receiving the same answers, having the same things going on. I kind of find myself repeating the same answers, repetition, over and over again. I do appreciate journalists that come out a little bit more, I would say, unexpected, ask me some other things that don’t relate or don’t have to do with my tennis match, or maybe have to do with my tennis match but in a way in a deeper sense, and kind of unlock something within me in which I can express myself a little bit more open, provide more information. That’s what it is all about, information, getting the best out of the player, the most out of the player,” he continued.

“For me sometimes there isn’t really much for me to say tactical-wise or match-wise because I’m just trying to follow the things that have been working for me. I know it can be quite challenging sometimes to come up with something new, new ideas, and new ways to say something. There you have it. It’s a long story. For me personally, yeah, that was a very long answer, which is also at the same time very honest and very blunt,” the 22-year-old concluded.

Tsitsipas will next take on 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov.