‘A Lot of Pain’: Stefanos Tsitsipas Casts Doubts Over Continuing at Australian Open 2022 after ATP Cup Loss

Published 01/03/2022, 11:02 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 03: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts after a lost point against Carlos Alcaraz of Spain during his Men’s Singles third round match on Day Five of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 03, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas was in the ATP Cup 2022 match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman. Sadly, he lost to match in three sets and the result came as a disappointment to the Greek as it dented his chance of proceeding further.

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Due to this unfortunate update, it is a scare for tennis fans, as Tsitsipas could be out of the Australian Open 2022 in case he does not feel fit within the required time period. The Australian Open begins on the 17th of January and ends on the 30th of January. 

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Stefanos Tsitsipas is unsure of his fitness 

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The 2021 French Open finalist revealed that he wouldn’t know how he would feel in the coming days, and that he was struggling to serve as he was dealing with a lot of pain. He had a feeling that things could go down the line for him and the worse happened in that case.

Reflecting on his current scenario, Tsitsipas stated, “I really don‘t know how I’m going to feel tomorrow,” he said. That was one of the biggest concerns if I was going to play this match today, how the recovery is going to be tomorrow. I finished the doubles (on Saturday), next day I couldn’t serve. I was unable and I was in a lot of pain. That is enough (time to recover), I believe. But I haven‘t had (this kind of injury) before, so I don’t know. It’s my first time experiencing something like this.”

Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Diego Schwartzman of Argentina wins the first set in a tie break against Kevin Anderson of South Africa on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

It will be interesting to see how things progress in the case of the World No. 4 player. Last season, he made it to the semifinal of the Australian Open and played a memorable match against Rafael Nadal. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he bounces back soon. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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