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Stefanos Tsitsipas underperformed during shock US Open defeat

Stefanos Tsitsipas underperformed during shock US Open defeat

Stefanos Tsitsipas admitted that he underperformed in his disappointing US Open exit.

The Greek tennis star suffered a shock defeat to Dominic Stricker in the second round in New York and confessed that his display and preparation for the tournament were "not good enough".

Tsitsipas said: "By no means I'm supposed to put any blame on any people or any members of my team. Everything on court is under my control and under my talents, and the way I can play this sport are shown out on the court. If I'm not able to deliver, then I'm not supposed to be doing well.

"That's what happened this summer. I was not good enough to deliver and score good results. I won't blame it on anything.

"It's just a poor performance after Los Cabos. Had a tough transition to Toronto where I dealt with really bad jet lag that I never had such kind of experience on tour. Had a very difficult match against Gael (Monfils)."

The world number seven's hopes of winning a maiden Grand Slam are over for another year and Tsitispas declared that he only had himself to blame.

He said: "I have no reason to say anything. It was just pure competition. My opponent showed better tennis than I did. I want to congratulate him, because, you know, I consider myself a good player, and I don't want to be a person that can be beaten easily or I'm giving my opponents easy time on the court against me.

"I try to make it as hard as I can, and if it doesn't work, it doesn't work. I move on with my life. Hopefully I can get better in the future."

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