Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas has expressed his gratitude towards doctors and physiotherapists for tending to his injury and nursing him back to full fitness ahead of the new season.
Tsitsipas posted a video on his Twitter page, thanking doctors and attendants at the Alo Physiotherapy Clinic in London.
The Greek star suffered an injury scare ahead of the season-ending ATP Finals this year and was a doubt for the event.
After his second-round loss at the Rolex Paris Masters, Tsitsipas revealed that he had suffered the recurrence of a leg injury and wasn’t sure if he could defend his 2019 title in London.
Though he eventually played the tournament, Tsitsipas couldn’t make a good feast of things and went out in the group stages.
In his video post, Tsitsipas said, “I would like to say big thanks to Andre (a specialist at the clinic) for his contributions and for all the great treatments that he has been providing so far.”
Tsitsipas shot the video at the clinic itself, clad in a heavy jacket and holding a racquet with both hands.
He also revealed that the specialist he is under also takes an interest in tennis.
“I am also happy to see that he (Andre) is a tennis enthusiast.
“He’s a great physician in London and we’re here to treat my injury,” the Greek star.
He said during his stay at the clinic he has developed a ‘deep bond’ with the team that has been tending to his injury.
“I also feel (a) deep connection with the whole team here at Alo and the people that work. It’s incredible that you get to be here,” he said.
He said he was glad to be around machines that would eventually bring back to fitness as “it is difficult being with an injury like this.”
“I’m happy I found the right people (to help me),” Tsitsipas said at the end of his short video address.
The clinic, too, shared a post on its Facebook page, writing, “It’s been our absolute pleasure to treat humble, No.5 in the world tennis player, Stefanos Tsitsipas in our clinic.”
The Greek star has still not confirmed participation for the Australian Open next year.