Stefanos Tsitsipas' fitness coach Christos Fiotakis has slammed treatment at the Tokyo Olympics. "We stayed 3 people on a 20 square metre flat bed,” Fiotakis described, per Tennishead. “We did not even have TV to watch the Games!
“While the USA and UK and a couple other countries had PlayStations and huge apartments with big windows, private gyms, watt bikes and coffee shop lounges”. Fiotakis claimed they had problems with some basic things such as sorting out laundy.
"90% of the organisation personnel did not speak English. So it was such a mess to get things sorted," Fiotakis claimed. “Laundry was a mess; losing clothes and spending hours in line to sort things out”.
But it didn't end there for Fiotakis and Tsitsipas
"The day when Tsitsipas played the third round against Humbert (27th July), at two in the morning they contacted me that I was in close contact on my flight from Frankfurt on 19th July," Fiotakis revealed.
“There were members from Italy and Germany, plus many more athletes, on the same flight. “I was asked to isolate myself, despite already being in Japan for nine days and having nine negative tests. I had to do a PCR test so I could go and see Tsitsipas play and I was told to warm [him] up via video call.
“The PCR took ages but came back negative, finally at 1pm I was told that I was okay to go to the stadium, but by car with an escort and not by bus. “So I was not going to coach Stefanos and follow the routine and talk to him before the match.
“I arrived at 2pm, an hour after the start of the match, and I was accompanied by six health workers like a criminal sitting alone under the sun. “In addition, I had not eaten because I was in quarantine from 7am.
So they did not let me have any contact with the rest of the team”. Tsitsipas ended up suffering a shock round-of-16 loss to Ugo Humbert.