Stefanos Tsitsipas talks Tour suspension and staying in shape


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Stefanos Tsitsipas talks Tour suspension and staying in shape

World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas hopes the tennis season suspension won't get once again extended as he is eager to return to court and compete. As it was becoming obvious there would be no way to resume the tennis toward the end of April, the ATP and WTA extended the tours suspension through to June 7.

On Wednesday, the ATP and WTA extended the tours suspension until at least July 13. "Well of course it does have an impact. It all seems like a big break – and we don’t really know how long this break is going to last.

I do miss competing and playing," Tsitsipas told the ITF. "I can’t wait to be back on the tennis court because competition keeps me alive – it keeps me going every single day. I’m really looking forward to my next tournament.

"I hope it’s not a long way from now. I hope this whole thing lasts as little time as possible. I’m trying to stay in shape. It does have an affect I would say. Time seems to be running pretty slow!" Tsitsipas, the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals champion, won Marseille and ended runner-up in Dubai in his last two tournaments played before the Tour suspension.

"For sure. I’m trying to stay active. I’m trying to go outside, get a work out, get a run and keep my body in shape," Tsitsipas claimed. "That’s something that’s really challenging right now – trying not to get lazy and do nothing.

It’s quite tricky. "You don’t want to gain more weight, you don’t want to lose muscle and flexibility. All of that is crucially important for you to maintain your good shape. You always have to find solutions and ways to maintain your body and be mentally and physically fit. "