Stefanos Tsitsipas blamed melatonin, taken shortly before the match, for the lack of competitiveness with which he faced Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros, suffering a heavy defeat. "He played well. It wasn't great tennis, but it played well. One thing I will try to avoid in the future is to take melatonin pills and take a nap just before a game, because it didn't go well for me," the Greek said at a press conference, still visibly shaken after the 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) knockout in just over two hours.
Alcaraz himself, world No. 1 and one of the main favorites at Roland-Garros this year with Novak Djokovic in Rafael Nadal's absence, said he played "one of the best matches of (his) career."
Roland Garros: Alcaraz beats Tsitsipas and is in the semifinals - Tennis
The Spaniard wins in three sets, now the challenge with Djokovic (ANSA)