Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas is set to miss the Davis Cup tie versus Lithuania due to a left foot injury. Greece is set to take on Lithuania in a World Group ll tie and Tsitsipas was expected to lead Greece. Unfortunately for the Greeks, world No.
3 Tsitsipas will not be able to suit up for them. Tsitsipas last played at the US Open, where he suffered a third round loss to Carlos Alcaraz. This week, coach Patrick Mouratoglou -- who works with Tsitsipas -- said he believes the Greek has what it takes to win a Grand Slam and become world No.
1. "Tsitsipas is one of those who can do it. He can win Grand Slam tournaments and become world number 1. He's got the motivation, he's got what it takes in the racket. But there are others like Medvedev, Zverev. I think these three are the closest but there are still some behind.
On the other hand, I think this generation is under enormous pressure because in the past Roger, Rafa and Novak were so over the top that there was ultimately no suspense, see possibilities. Now we can say it's different, there are openings," Mouratoglou said.
Mouratoglou defended Tsitsipas
Tsitsipas drew lots of criticism following his lengthy bathroom breaks at the Cincinnati Masters and US Open. However, coach Mouratoglou stood behind Tsitsipas, claiming the Greek saw that from Novak Djokovic.
"When he lost his Roland Garros final he was two sets to love up. Djokovic took a toilet break, came back and then it was a different match. He learned from that,” Mouratoglou said. “He didn’t learn that Djokovic broke his rhythm.
He found out that Djokovic took time for himself in the locker room and was able to reset and come back different. “He learned that, tried it and it worked out for him. That’s why he continues to do it."