“Prefer to Keep It Personal”: Stefanos Tsitsipas Refuses to Share Injury Details After Rolex Paris Masters 2021 Retirement

Published 11/03/2021, 3:25 PM EDT
Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece hits to Andy Murray of Great Britain (not pictured) on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas recently retired in the middle of his first-round match against Alexei Popyrin at the Rolex Paris Masters 2021. The Greek player was losing in the first set when he decided to walk off the court. The scoreline was 4-2 in Popyrin’s favor when the incident took place.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas injured his arm during his match at the Rolex Paris Masters 2021. Fans will be hoping that the injury is not serious and the Greek player can make a comeback soon.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas refuses to share details of his injury

In the post-match press conference, Tsitsipas refused to share any kind of details about his arm injury. He highlighted that he wants to keep the specifics to himself and doesn’t want to reveal which part of his arm is hurting.

“I prefer not to share details about which part of my arm is hurting. I prefer to keep it personal,” said Tsitsipas in the press conference.

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In the same press conference, Tsitsipas emphasized that he wants to be fully fit for the ATP Finals 2021. He stated that even though he knows how to treat his injury, playing everyday doesn’t help. He also claimed that he is disappointed because he is not able to match his expectations because of the injury.

Oct 12, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) takes a seat during a change over during a third round match against Fabio Fognini (ITA) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

“I know how to treat it, but playing every day doesn’t make it better. It’s not easy just to stop, especially when you have big tournaments like this one where I want to do well. It hurts a lot not to be able to play at the level I’m expecting myself to play,” added the Greek player.

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Fans really hope that Stefanos Tsitsipas recovers soon and returns to the court quickly. They have huge expectations from him and want him to end the 2021 season on a high. Will he be able to win the ATP Finals 2021 in Turin?

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