Stefanos Tsitsipas did not choose his words after losing to Andrey Rublev at the ATP Finals to end his 2022 campaign.
Tsitsipas had high expectations for this match because he was definitely the favourite to win and appeared to be quite powerful all around, including his serve. Although it got off to a good start, Rublev outperformed his opponent in the final stages to win the match in three sets.
"I just wanted to try something new, to see if it might work, throw him off a little bit," said Tsitsipas after the match.
a shame. I feel like the better player. I felt like I could do more
with the ball today. I felt like I could just be much more creative. I
don't even have to say that. I think it's quite obvious," added Tsitsipas which caught many off guard.
He did give some credit to Rublev for the victory although with some more choice words.
"But, yeah, he prevailed with the few tools that he has. He was able to really take advantage of them and win today."