He climbed, climbed, until the final of Roland Garros came. There, he led 2-0 in sets against Novak Djokovic but the Serbian, world number one, turned history and won the French championship. That match, traumatic for the Greek, was the last at his best level: since then, his tennis began to wane and he never played another final.
A similar situation happened to Denis Shapovalov: the Canadian reached the semifinals of Wimbledon and after losing (also with Djokovic) he went into a mental slump that was reflected in the results. Analyzing the Greek, it is worth noting that since his fatal fall at the Philippe Chatrier stadium, he has suffered unexpected defeats against tennis players that, a priori, he should have drew with authority.
To the next tournament, on the sacred lawn of Wimbledon, the now number three in the world fell in straight sets with Frances Tiafoe And while it was too early to guess, it marked the beginning of a string of surprising results. Later was eliminated in the second round in Hamburg (Krajikovic, 40th) and in the third round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (Humbert, 29º).
Already on the North American tour, Tsitsipas lost in the Toronto semifinal to giant Reilly Opelka and in that same instance he said goodbye to Cincinnati, this time at the hands of Alexander Zverev. Another great opportunity presented itself at the US Open; however, the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz was in charge of taking him out of New York in the third round.
More about the date, Nikoloz Basilashvili (25th) gave the surprise at the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and he marked the exit door to the Greek in the quarterfinals, after two hours and nine minutes of action. With the same luck he raced in the ATP 500 in Vienna: even being set up, he could not impose his conditions and saw how, once again, Tiafoe took over the scene. The American beat him 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4 and deepened his fall.