Tsitsipas Confirms Injury Not A Worry Ahead Of Monte Carlo

Tsitsipas Confirms Injury Not A Worry Ahead Of Monte Carlo

by Alfredo Bassanelli

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Stefanos Tsitsipas dealt with some shoulder issues recently but he's now fully healthy ahead of the 2023 Monte-Carlo Masters.

Tsitsipas missed the indoor stretch following the Australian Open due to the issue and kept playing on it as he was getting treatment. It's been looking better lately as he confirmed that he's fully healthy ahead of the title defence bid in Monte Carlo.

I'm really happy I'm in a position now where I don't have to think about the pain anymore. I don't have to change things around that. So, I'm able to go back to the way I wanted to play.

Tsitsipas dealt with the pain for a while and made some adjustments to handle it but it didn't work out that well. His level in Australia was good but he's yet to fully reach that level with the clay season a good chance to do so. He referenced some of those results ahead of Monte Carlo as well.

I had very good Australian swing. Things didn't really go that well for me after Australia. I also started feeling a little bit of injury on my shoulder.

The injury was never too severe or too serious because it was mostly due to fatigue. He really invested a lot of time in Australia practicing and he might have made some bad choices with his scheduling which he admitted to as well. It was all to simply do well in Melbourne where he played in the final.

I think from overplaying in Australia, I was practising everyday, I was playing long matches. I don't know whether or not I took the right decision with my days off and what so, but I really wanted to do well in Australia.

The draw has him playing either Benjamin Bonzi or Bernabe Zapata Miralles in the second round of the event.


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