Stefanos Tsitsipas: I never imagined pandemic would affect me so much



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Stefanos Tsitsipas: I never imagined pandemic would affect me so much

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas admitted the coronavirus pandemic affected him very much and he struggled to adapt early on. However, a year and a half later, world No. 3 Tsitsipas is in much better spirits. "I never imagined going through something in my life like a pandemic,” Tsistipas said, per Tennishead.

“Now I am in a better state mentally, I was not in the beginning. It’s all about adaptation; that’s how I see it. Once you adapt to your conditions, then the human brain and body have this ability to adapt to any circumstance and in any way.

“Personally, I struggled a lot with this. I never imagined that it would affect me so much, in a way that I hadn’t seen coming”. Tsitsipas sees positive improvements "Now I am confident,” Tsitsipas added.

“Right now, I see the light at the end of the tunnel; things are improving. It’s so nice to finally see a solution and make our day-to-day lives much easier and have better access to different types of things that bring happiness and joy.

Things are looking better, and things look a lot better on the ATP Tour”.

Tsitsipas is taking a break following his US Open campaign.

Tsitsipas, who was one of the favorites for the US Open title, suffered a disappointing third round exit.

Tsitsipas excited the US Open after he fell short in five sets to rising Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz. In the end, Daniil Medvedev ended up winning his maiden Grand Slam title. After that, Dominic Thiem said he thinks Medvedev is ahead of Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.

"I have no doubts that Daniil will win other Grand Slam tournaments. For me, he is the closest of the younger generation. He knows how to win matches, he knows how to prepare for the big matches. He is one step ahead of Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alexander Zverev," Thiem said