Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Father Reveals Complications During Tokyo Olympics 2020 and US Open 2021

Published 09/17/2021, 10:54 AM EDT
TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 10: Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) and his father/coach Apostolos Tsitsipas warm up during the National Bank Open tennis tournament on August 10, 2021, at Aviva Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photo by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas has been making constant progress in the men’s circuit. In recent years, he is one of the few names that has managed to bother the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.

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However, in recent months, Stefanos Tsitsipas has not been in top form. He suffered early losses in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, followed by the US Open 2021. His father, Apostolos Tsitsipas, recently revealed that his son was suffering from an injury, which was the reason behind those below-par results. 

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)

The 2021 French Open finalist’s father stated, “This injury was present throughout the US tour, at the US Open, in Toronto, in Cincinnati, and at the Olympics. Specialized measures were taken to deal with this problem. but it was considered necessary to rest (after the US Open) for 2 weeks.”

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Stefanos Tsitsipas had a light practicing session 

At the moment, Stefanos is recovering. In fact, he took to the practice courts recently and had a light hit. He understands his body well and his father feels he will make the right decision with regards to the upcoming tournaments. 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Round 3 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 28, 2021. Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece sustains an injury during his third round match against Ugo Humbert of France REUTERS/Edgar Su

He further added, “Stefanos has been recovering all this time. Today he hit the field for half an hour, he tried things. He knows his body very well and I think he will make the decision, to say that he is ready to do what he needs to do the next two days”, added the coach and Stefanos’ father.

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(Quotes translated using Google translate)

During the Olympics, Stefanos injured his right leg. The troubles of that injury have continued to impact him. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him compete again soon. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and 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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