Stefanos Tsitsipas Gives Crucial Update on Shoulder Injury and His Return Ahead of Australian Open 2022

Published 12/13/2021, 6:30 AM EST
Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts after a service break in the fourth set against Adrian Mannarino of France on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas has been one of the most exceptional players on the Tour. He registered one of his successful seasons this year. Sadly, all did not end well for the World No. 4 player as he did not perform exceedingly well towards the latter stages.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered an elbow injury in the course of the season. In fact, he withdrew from the ATP Finals 2021 due to this. However, he has provided a positive update and stated that his elbow is in a much better condition than it was some time ago. 

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On his latest development, Tsitsipas stated, “My elbow is fantastic. I am sure I will be 100% back. The goal is definitely to go even higher. I hope the preparation goes well and that the new year will be three times better than this season.”

He continued, “I’ve never retired in a match—it was very painful for me to let the crowd down and not play that match. Overall I’m happy with where I stand and I think I’m going to have to take an extra step and try and aim for even higher next year.”

Stefanos Tsitsipas began 2021 swiftly 

Coming to tennis this season, Tsitsipas began the year by reaching the semifinal of the Australian Open. He managed to beat Nadal after being two sets down in the tournament.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 03: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece points to his coaching box after being called for a coaching violation for his coaches giving instructions during the match 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)

After that, he had a great clay season, winning the ATP Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo and reaching the final of a Grand Slam event for the first time at the French Open

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However, things took a turn down due to his injury towards the end of the season. After hearing the latest update, we hope to see him come and compete for the biggest prizes in the sport. 

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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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