"This is why I put in all the hard work, for nights like this" - Draper after beating Tsitsipas
The young Brit has shown a high level earlier this year by playing some superb tennis at times but this win proves another dimension of his game. Draper played superb forcing Tsitsipas into many errors (37) while he posted 21 winners and 17 unforced errors. It's something that makes him really glad because he put a lot of work into it:
"This is why I put in all the hard work, for nights like this on stages like this. Last week [after] Washington, me and my coach probably were thinking we weren't even going to come here. We were going to maybe train a week, get a bit of confidence. But it paid off coming."
Draper did not really have a proper game plan for this match which makes this win even more impressive and it comes simply due to him holding a high level against Tsitsipas who got progressively more nervous as the match went on:
"I didn't really have much of a game plan. I just thought I needed to play good tennis to beat Stefanos. He's at the top of the game for a reason. [He's] someone I've looked up to the last few years. It's just good to be out here and try to express myself on this stage."