Stefanos Tsitsipas Reveals Why He Would Take ‘Fewer Bathroom Breaks’ at Indian Wells Masters 2021

Published 10/07/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 03: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece looks on after losing a point in the thrid set 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)


Stefanos Tsitsipas had an impressive start to the season, reaching the Australian Open semi-finals and French Open finals. However, the Greek is yet to cross the finish line in terms of a Grand Slam title. The World No. 3 has captivated over two ATP titles this year and looks motivated as he enters Indian Wells.

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After a controversial US Open, Stefanos Tsitsipas has his sight set on Indian Wells. Ahead of the competition, he talked about his bathroom break scenario at Indian Wells in a press conference.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas opens up on bathroom breaks

The World No. 3 got off to a sensational start at US Open 2021. He overcame the three-time Grand Slam champion, Andy Murray, in a marathon five-set match. The match was controversial as Murray accused the Greek of taking long bathroom breaks to disrupt the flow of the competition.

Aug 13, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates a win over Casper Ruud of Norway (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Subsequently, Tsitsipas advanced to the third round of the competition. However, 18-year-old, Carlos Alcaraz stunned the Greek to clinch the victory in a five-set thriller.

Tsitsipas will be now competing at Indian Wells. In a press conference, Tsitsipas got questioned on his bathroom break status at Indian Wells. To this, the Greek replied with a wry smile,” It’s very dry here. We know that when we come here the conditions are very dry. That is good for me because I guess I sweat less which makes for less bathroom breaks which makes for less complaints. So very good sign so far.”

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Stefanos had a knowing smile on his face when he said the part about ‘less complaints’, referring to the repeated controversies the Greek star has caused due to his elongated bathroom breaks. It’ll be interesting to see how Stefanos fares at Indian Wells as he looks to recover from a subpar US Open, according to his lofty standards.

Stefanos Tsitsipas has secured two ATP titles in 2021

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 18, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas and Russia’s Andrey Rublev pose with the winners and runners up trophies REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

The World No.3 has commandingly clinched two ATP titles in the 2021 season. In April 2021, he registered his first 1000 masters at Monte-Carlo defeating Andrey Rublev in the finals. The very next month Tsitsipas won over Cameron Norrie in straight sets to claim his second title of the year at Lyon Open. Despite his Grand Slam collapses, the Greek has had a fairly impressive 2021 season.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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