“My dream was to play here, to play on the biggest stage of the French Open one day. I would have never thought that I would [achieve that dream].
“It was nerve-wracking; it was so intense. We got to the fifth set, first game; I think it was the most important game of the fifth set.”
Tsitsipas explained he went through ’emotional breakdowns’ throughout the hard-fought affair but acknowledged the energy the Court Philippe-Chatrier crowd gave him.
“I came back; I stayed alive, I had the crowd with me, they were cheering me on, they were giving me their energy,” Tsitsipas stated.