Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed that he hasn't been vaccinated for COVID-19 but he is sure that at some point he will get his dose. Tsitsipas, who made it past Rafael Nadal on the ATP rankings list and is now ranked at No.
3 in the world, suggested he would have been vaccinated by now if it was mandatory to compete on the Tour. Tsitsipas, who made the Toronto Masters semifinal last week, is now set to compete at this week's Cincinnati Masters.
"I haven't done it. No one has told me anything. No one has made it mandatory thing to be vaccinated. At some point I will have to, I'm pretty sure about it but so far it hasn't been mandatory to compete so I haven't done it," Tsitsipas said.
Tsitsipas explains why he doesn't slice a lot
Tsitsipas tends to drive his backhand with his topspin instead of using slice. "Well, it's combining it both. I mean, also slicing too much can cause harm, as well.
You know, you have to keep it balanced," Tsitsipas said, when asked would using slice more suit him better. "I feel very confident with my backhand, and sometimes, you know, I do understand that I'm not slicing a lot, but that's also for a reason.
My backhand, my topspin on one-handed backhand is a shot that I trust a lot and has helped my win many matches. "It's very rare that I have, in my previous match encounters, that I have really won a match because of slicing really well.
That has happened but not that much. On the other hand, my one-handed backhand has saved me and helped me to get important wins in my career. "Yeah, I mean, I want to use it more, but I think my weapons are clear. That's from nature."