Stefanos Tsitsipas suffers shock first-round loss to Daniel Galán at US Open
In an interview with the US Open blog he gave some valuable insight into his life and the first round of the US Open.
What goes on in my head right now?
During this week I have been dealing with the painful realization that I have lost to Daniel Galán in the first round. I never thought I would lose in the US Open. The whole year leading up to this point, with a win and a second place on the Wuhan Open, I had a good chance of winning the US Open. However I have been feeling a little down on my game. I was feeling that my form was not going the right way.
I have been having a really good year so far, with a quarterfinal finish at the end of the Wuhan Open and the first round in the US Open. My confidence was high going into this tournament. In my head I thought, “What’s the matter with me? I thought I had beaten Rafa in last week’s final, what happened? I started off on the wrong foot by taking a set off Djokovic in the final last week. What is it that I am doing that’s causing this huge slump?”
But I thought at the last six in Singapore, I went out with a narrow 5-3, and I didn’t know what to do, I was stuck in that mindset for the whole match. I was trying to push myself to win. I was trying my hardest but it was not working. That’s when I began to get in my own way, to go after my own goals, and to try to win a tournament on my own terms. I began to get into my own way.
I wanted to get into the semifinals so badly. I wanted to win the tournament