Stefanos Tsitsipas was defeated by the ‘lucky loser’ Jan Lennard Struff at the Madrid Open quarterfinals. Lennard struff showed great grit, determination and resolve to win the match. Although world no. Struff’s break points saved helped him to win, even though the world no. Struff only had one break point in the final set and his conversion was perfect. Tsitsipas was defeated 6-7, 7-5 and 3-6.
The draws were made in such a way that a Carlos Alcaraz or Stefanos Tsitsipas would be the final. The tournament’s course has drastically changed. The tournament has changed dramatically. All three semi-finalists, except for world no. Borna Coric is ranked 20th, Jan Lennard Struff is ranked 65th and Aslan Karatsev ranks 121st. It will be fascinating to see if any of these players have the ability to topple Alcaraz. Defeating Tsitsipas was the biggest win of Struff’s professional career.
Stefanos Tsitsipas Jan Lennard Struff have met six times now on court. The win ratio is 3-3 for each. Both players have 50% records against each other on clay. Stefanos is next to be seen at the Rome Open, followed by the French Open. The Greek might take this as a warning to improve his game.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is being attacked by the netizens
The Internet has once again been unkind to this ‘unlucky loser’. Many people on Twitter targeted Stefanos Tsitsipas. One fan talked about the great fight he had to put up last year in order to accomplish what he achieved. He is now back to losing again. The tweet was in Spanish and roughly translated to “Stefanos freefall”. “1 year ago, he raised his head once and then lowered it.”
Others were less harsh, saying that despite the loss he always remained gracious. Some feel this could be the end of a player who was at his best a few years ago.
Many of Tsitsipas fans are not happy with the constant coaching from his father. People get annoyed by the constant coaching of Tsitsipas’s father in between matches.
Struff, who entered the main draw in the ‘lucky losers’ category, has won against Lorenzo Sonego and 32nd seed Ben Shelton. He also beat Banja Luka champion Dusan lajovic, Pedro Cachin and Tsitsipas.