'Struggling To Get Out Of Bed': Tsitsipas Details 'Painful' Injury At ATP Finals

'Struggling To Get Out Of Bed': Tsitsipas Details 'Painful' Injury At ATP Finals

by Sebastian Dahlman

Stefanos Tsitsipas had a bad ending to his ATP Finals campaign after suffering an injury that forced him to withdraw from the event.

Tsitsipas played a solid first match at the event but lost; however, it went downhill after that. His second match against Holger Rune lasted only a little as he retired from the match due to an injury that bothered him even before the match.

He thought he could play with it but quickly realized it was impossible. He was heavily booed off the court because of that, as Hubert Hurkacz stepped in to play the final match he was supposed to play.

The injury came at a really bad time for Tsitsipas as he had high hopes for the ATP Finals but also because the new season was quickly approaching.

The injury was painful – metaphorically painful, because I wasn’t able to complete the last tournament of the year. So, it had a big toll on my body. For the next few days after the ATP Finals, I was struggling to wake up and get out of bed. In fact, the amount of pain I was going through for one to two weeks was very big.

Back injuries can be very tough to overcome, especially for athletes who put a lot of stress on their backs during activity. Resting is generally the only thing you can do, and that's what Tsitsipas did. It's getting better, and he should be good to go for the new season, which is an important one for the Greek.

It’s looking better; I’m getting better. I’m doing a lot of things every single day to reduce the pain that I have as much as possible and as quickly as possible to get it back to normal. It will take a little bit of time. I’m still not 1000 per cent.

Australia has been a good spot for his traditionally so let's see how he does the next year.


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