Stefanos Tsitsipas brought an interesting change to his tennis gear right before the ATP Cup 2020. The Greek star uploaded a video via his official twitter account where he showcased his all new shoes, delivered to him by Adidas.
However, what makes these shoes so interesting? Let’s find out.
Stefanos Tsitsipas was pretty excited to show his fans the innovative new shoes that he’ll be using.
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His new Adidas shoes are using BOA dial laces which give a player better control in navigating the amount of space required for the foot inside the shoe. Obviously, this will allow better freedom of movement and flexibility.
The laces run underneath an outer layer and hence aren’t visible to viewers. This is a major advantage as the laces are not prone to being scraped off which is a major problem for athletes, as shoes face great wear and tear.
The dial can be twisted in order to tighten or loosen the laces for these shoes. To gain a better understanding of how it works, you can watch this.
Tsitsipas’ shoes didn’t help him much with his first match in the ATP Cup. The emerging Greek star was stunned by the Canadian sensation Denis Shapovalov.
In a closely contested match, Shapovalov edged out Tsitsipas in straight sets. Both of them went to tiebreakers as Shapovalov emerged victorious 7-6,7-6.
Unforced errors by Tsitsipas plus great diligence in the serves acted as catalysts in ensuring the downfall of the Greek team. With this, some serious questions are raised about Tsitsipas’ preparedness for the Australian Open.
Do you think Stefanos Tsitsipas will bounce back?