‘We will see’ – Top ATP star reveals injury concerns ahead of Australian Open
Stefanos Tsitsipas has cast doubt over his participation in the upcoming Australian Open after withdrawing from his ATP Cup singles match.
Tsitsipas underwent elbow surgery in late November and appears to have suffered a flare-up.
The world number four was due to play Hubert Hurkacz in Greece’s group clash with Poland, but opted to withdraw shortly before the match.
He was replaced by Aristotelis Thanos, the world number 1067 who went on to lose 6-1, 6-2.
Tsitsipas watched from the Greece bench with a heavily strapped elbow before playing the doubles match with Michail Pervolarakis.
The Greek pair won the doubles, but the injury must be a concern heading into the first major of the season.
“The recovery from my elbow surgery is on track and today was a precautionary step to make sure I make Melbourne,” Tsitsipas said.
“We will see day-by-day, match-by-match until then.”
Tsitsipas will be one of the favourites for the Australian Open after reaching his first major final last year at Roland Garros.
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