Tsitsipas has a chance for 'big breakthrough' according to McEnroe

Tsitsipas has a chance for 'big breakthrough' according to McEnroe

by Balasz Virag

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Stefanos Tsitsipas produced a 60+ winner match against Karen Khachanov in the semi-final to book his place in the final.

He'll have a chance to win his maiden grand slam trophy as well as become world number one. He will only need to defeat Novak Djokovic to do so, a man that has never lost a final at the Australian Open. He'll have a chance, especially if he plays like today.

I thought the forehand was unbelievable, some of the biggest shots I’ve seen, and I’ve watched tennis for a long time. There was one game - at the end of the second set - I’ve never seen a guy hit six or seven winners off the return consistently that hugely and that accurately, but then he choked.

McEnroe on Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas choked according to McEnroe said as he was up a break in the final set. Even after losing that advantage, he threw away two match points in the tiebreak making the match go for a bit longer than it really should have.

He got tight when he should have won it in three easy sets. I hand it to him that he re-grouped. He showed a lot of composure and maturity, getting the job done. Hats off to both guys. Khachanov has never beaten Tsitsipas, he had lost 20 times in a row to top guys but kept battling. But Stefanos - we have been waiting for his big breakthrough - here is his chance, to win a major and be world No. 1.

McEnroe on the semi-final



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