In the third round of Roland Garros, Frances Tiafoe was left disappointed after being defeated in four sets by Alexander Zverev. The American has never advanced past the third round of the French Open, and this year he had a good chance to go further in the second Grand Slam of the year.
"I'm an easygoing guy, obviously, but this is going to hurt for a while. I really feel I let the opportunity slip away, to be really honest with you. This is going to hurt a lot," Tiafoe claimed.
"All I really care about are the biggest events in the world, especially the Slams. I want to try to win one. Two slams and two third rounds, very disappointing for me."
'Big Foe' lamented not taking advantage of the opportunities he had to extend the match to a fifth set and being inconsistent in his game.
"Especially with all the opportunities I had. I mean, I really feel like I was the better player tonight. I let it go. So that’s the name of the game. Some loose points, some ups and downs. He kind of stayed with it."
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"It’s inexcusable for me to lose. A bunch of shots that I don’t miss and am missing. It’s just tough. I should be playing the fifth right now."
"My section of the draw really opened up. I really feel I let the opportunity slip away, to be really honest with you," he concluded.