Nothing matters and I don’t care anymore: Stefanos Tsitsipas

The 24-year-old has yet to win a Grand Slam

By Web Desk
June 03, 2023
Tsitsipas looked in great form against Schwartzman — Reuters

Stefanos Tsitsipas said that the rhythm is back in his game after qualifying for the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-2 6-2 6-3 win over Diego Schwartzman on Friday.

The 24-year-old Tsitsipas has yet to win a Grand Slam but has played two major finals.

"I've produced some really good tennis when I'm at a psychological state of 'nothing matters and I don't care anymore'. And I just want to play it, I don't care what the outcome will be," Tsitsipas told reporters.

"And (in) moments like this, I have broken back. I've suddenly found my rhythm back into the game. I guess there is lack of expectation, lack of thought... when you're out there because you're constantly analysing every decision.

"When you let go of that, when you - I don't like using that word because I've never really done it in a tennis match - when you kind of 'tank', for some players it can be very beneficial and help them play better in a way."

Tsitsipas looked in great form against Schwartzman, smashing 34 winners past the Argentine which included a sliding backhand winner around the post that was appreciated by the crowd in attendance.

"We never practice that, it was a one-off," he said with a laugh. "It was the very last millisecond when I decided, 'You know what, forget the net, we don't need it on that particular occasion.'

"I saw there was a gap there I could utilise and it just went through. It was a very good, satisfying feeling getting that winner down the line... It felt like hitting a home run."