Greek tennis star and World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas cannot guarantee his participation in the Australian Open this month following his injury days before his loss to Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman at the ATP Cup in Sydney overnight, reports news.com.au.
Tsitsipas claimed that serving caused him “a lot of pain” with the same injury having ruled him out of what was supposed to be his first singles match of the year on Saturday but he returned to play doubles that afternoon and to face Schwartzman on Monday night.
Schwartzman (World No. 13) continued this year’s trend of the lower seed punching up to victory at the ATP Cup, coming back from a set down to ice Tsitsipas 7-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Afterwards, Tsitsipas revealed he was unsure whether the elbow injury would allow him to continue playing in the ATP Cup.
“I really don‘t know how I’m going to feel tomorrow,” said Tsitsipas
“That was one of the biggest concerns if I was going to play this match today, how the recovery is going to be tomorrow.
“I finished the doubles (on Saturday), next day I couldn’t serve. I was unable. I was in a lot of pain.”
“That is enough (time to recover), I believe. But I haven‘t had (this kind of injury) before, so I don’t know. It’s my first time experiencing something like this,” he said.
Meanwhile team Greece will face Georgia on Wednesday night.