WATCH: Tsitsipas last played in Vienna, where he took a second loss in three meetings to Frances Tiafoe in 2021.


Stefanos Tsitsipas hasn't been the same since Paris.

The 23-year-old from Greece was leading Novak Djokovic by two sets in the finals of the French Open, but fell in five sets. Through the French Open, he had a 39-9 season record, but since then, he's 16-8—and just 2-2 at the Grand Slams.

Now he's back in Paris for this week's Rolex Paris Masters, looking to recapture some of the form he left in the city.

"A little bit, yes," Tsitsipas told press in Paris when asked if his French Open defeat had had an effect on the rest of the season's Slam events.

But Tsitsipas says he is still motivated to have a good finish to the season and show his on-court competitiveness again.

"You have to be this way. The best players in the world, you know they are very selfish and they want everything for themselves, and I'm this way too," he said.

"I think once you become soft, and start kind of getting into your emotions and feeling many things at once, doesn't really—it's not really good for you. So, blocking all of that, these are some qualities that top players have developed and are able to compete at such level, not really care of what's happening on the other side of the court.

"Yeah, I think it's just grinding your teeth and wanting to thrive. That is something that I kind of feel like I'm, not very much, but I feel like I'm lacking a bit less than I did before, and trying to regenerate it."

On top of that, he is also working on improvements for next season.

"There are a few things that I can develop and get better at, become more professional," said Tsitsipas. "Every single year, I'm trying to add something new and keep my best qualities and maybe remove few things that might be either distracting or not as beneficial as I might think."

Tsitsipas is No.3 in the rankings and has qualified for his third career ATP Finals appearance in Turin.