“Never Imagined”: Stefanos Tsitsipas Opens Up Struggles During The COVID-19 Pandemic


Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

The sports world has severely choked due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Especially, tennis tours were suspended for more than half a dozen months last year. However, Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas recently revealed that he struggled a lot during the pandemic that he had never imagined. 

Speaking about his struggles during the pandemic in the Spotify podcast, Tsitsipas said, “I never imagined going through something in my life like a pandemic.” 

“Now I am in a better state mentally. I was not in the beginning. It’s all about adaptation; that’s how I see it. Once you adapt to your conditions, then the human brain and body have this ability to adapt to any circumstance and in any way,” the current World No.3 added. 

“Personally, I struggled a lot with this. I never imagined that it would affect me so much, in a way that I hadn’t seen coming.”


“I See The Light At The End of The Tunnel”: Tsitsipas Confident on Healing

After a hiatus in 2020, Stefanos Tsitsipas stormed into the semifinal at the French Open. In 2021, he claimed his first-ever ATP Masters 1000 title at Monte Carlo Masters and made his Grand Slam championship match debut at Roland Garros. 

The Greek stalwart continued, “Now I am confident. Right now, I see the light at the end of the tunnel; things are improving. It’s so nice to finally see a solution and make our day-to-day lives much easier and have better access to different types of things that bring happiness and joy. Things are looking better, and things look a lot better on the ATP Tour. “

At the US Open 2021, Tsitsipas exited after the third round five-setter thriller against Spanish teen Carlos Alcaraz.

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