World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed that his elbow is progressing well and he is looking forward to the 2022 season. Tsitsipas' season came to an end on an unfortunate way as he was forced to retire his Paris Masters opener and then pull out of the ATP Finals after only one match played.
“My elbow is fantastic. I am sure I will be 100% back. The goal is definitely to go even higher. I hope the preparation goes well and that the new year will be three times better than this season," Tsitsipas said during his appearance on the Greek TV channel ANT1.
Tsitsipas was hoping he would be okay at the ATP Finals but that wasn't the case. "In Paris the pain was unbearable so I had to quit from that game, I've never retired in a match - it was very painful for me to let the crowd down and not play that match," Tsitsipas said at the ATP Finals.
"But, I had to, it was for my safety, my well-being, and I don't regret doing that. In the last couple of days I have been practicing with a little bit of pain but recently I'm feeling much better than when I started, five six days ago.
It's heading toward the right direction and I'm doing everything possible to recover from it."
Tsitsipas aims a big 2021 season
Tsitsipas failed to win a maiden Grand Slam title this year and his top goal in 2022 will be acheiving that.
"Overall I'm happy with where I stand and I think I'm going to have to take an extra step and try and aim for even higher next year,” Tsitsipas said. “That will require new fresh goals and also trying to improve in my regards when it comes to becoming more professional and working to find where the one percent lies, or the five percent where I can benefit from it and I will of course have my team to help me get to that five percent that I'm looking for."