World No.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas says that tennis is a very introverted sport and that from an early age you have to learn to deal with certain things. Tsitsipas himself is kind of an introverted person and he’s managed to achieve some pretty notable things in the game.
Tsitsipas came close to winning his first Grand Slam at Roland Garros this year, but he almost lost a two-set lead in the final against Novak Djokovic. âTennis is a very introverted sport and you kind of learn to manage it at a very young age.
This is something you have to deal with very well and it is what separates the best players from the average players, âTsitsipas said on The Madhappy Podcast, as revealed on We Love Tennis.
Tsitsipas elbow is progressing well
Tsitsipas was forced to give up his first Paris Masters game after just a few games and he withdrew from the ATP final after only one game played.
âMy elbow is fantastic. I am sure I will be 100% back. The goal is to go even higher. I hope the preparation is going well and the New Year will be three times better than this season, “Tsitsipas said when appearing on Greek TV channel ANT1.
Tsitsipas hoped he wouldn’t be too bothered with the elbow injury in the ATP final, but that wasn’t the case. “In Paris the pain was unbearable so I had to give up this game, I never retired in a game – it was very painful for me to let the crowd down and not play that game” , Tsitsipas said in the ATP final.
âBut, I had to do it, it was for my safety, my well-being, and I don’t regret doing it. Over the past few days I have been practicing with a bit of pain but recently I have been doing it. feels a lot better than when I started five to six days ago, it’s going in the right direction and I’m doing everything to get over it.