In an interview to Sdna, Maria Sakkari commented on Greek’s perspective towards her and Stefanos Tsitsipas. Sakkari said: “They love us in Greece because we have a good image. Of course we have many enemies, because in Greece there is a bad mentality, but most of them love us.
In every country it’s the same thing. People who do not do anything in their lives do not want to be better because they do not have success. They sit in front of a computer and they criticize or tell us bad things. They think we have to win every match and that’s not possible.
It’s crazy. They are boring people! I do not want to speak about it now, when I will manage to find the right time to say what I think, I will. I will say what I have inside myself, but per now I will only say they hate us because we have success and they do not.
I do not read them. Sometimes I get bothered by all this but then I am like, What do you do in this world? They are there and in the same time many people love and support us. There are also good people. It’s easy to say that I want to be the number one, everyone can tell that.
But why not becoming a top ten or top five player?” On Tsitsipas losing to Thomas Fabbiano, Marcos Baghdatis said: “I saw a bit of the fifth set, end of the fourth — no, no, no, I saw the fifth set. That’s what I saw.
Yes, that’s all we saw, because we came in late. What did I see? I mean, with respect to Fabbiano, he was playing pretty aggressive. I wasn’t expecting Fabbiano to play that well. I thought Tsitsipas would be all over him.
But I wasn’t expecting that. I don’t know. I didn’t speak to Stefanos. I think credit to Fabbiano, because he played really well. Yeah, I mean, that’s all I can say on that match.”