Tsitsipas likes to say that he has a very analytical mind and enjoys deep thinking but he did not have an explanation for his loss to Coric.
It started so well for him but as time went on the momentum changed. Coric admitted that the 2nd set was his best in years which didn't help Tsitsipas but left him rather confused:
“I'm still looking for the answer myself. I don't have a clear answer,” Tsitsipas said. “He was obviously the opposite of what I was, very much involved. Sometimes it makes you not be that much present in the moment when you're too relaxed."
Tsitsipas still leads the Tour with 46 victories in 2022 despite the defeat, and his run to the Western & Southern Open final propelled him to second place in the ATP Live Race to Turin. His second-place finish in Ohio on Sunday comes after two semi-final exits from the competition the previous two years.
He did compare Coric to Medvedev which is a high compliment for the Croatian:
“The less he misses, the more he makes your life difficult. He's like a Daniil Medvedev almost but hitting the ball a bit harder, adding a bit more topspin to the ball, opening the court. Basically, his ball has a little bit more weight to it when it comes off your strings.”