‘He’s just too good’


For Stefanos Tsitsipas it is a case of “good, better, Carlos Alcaraz”.

The Greek star lost his sixth match in a row against the Spanish tennis crown prince when he went down 6-3, 7-6 and 6-4 in their French Open quarter-final encounter.

“He is just too good,” the Athens native said after his latest defeat.

“When I play against Carlos, I’m in a lot of trouble. His ability to hit the ball is unique and I don’t really have an answer for that.”

Novak Djokovic has said before that the 21-year-old Spaniard possesses his best qualities, as well as those of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

And it sounds like Tsitsipas wholeheartedly agrees with this statement.

“Carlos can overwhelm you with his power game, but he also has the necessary patience on the court to outwit you.”

The defeat must be a great disappointment for the Greek; he just came up with some masterful performances at Roland-Garros earlier.

“I was persuaded to do something different now against Carlos than before, but he is just too good. I tried everything to the best of my ability on the court, but he had hopelessly too much ammunition.”

Alcaraz will now face Jannik Sinner in one of the semi-finals on Friday.