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Stefanos Tsitsipas US Open 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas ‘feeling better’ in approach to ATP Finals

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Stefanos Tsitsipas says he is moving in the right direction in recovering from an arm injury ahead of his third ATP Finals appearance.

The Greek star is in a group with world number one Novak Djokovic, plus Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud.

Therefore, Tsitsipas will need all his strength to challenge the Serb in his quest to add a second ATP title to his 2019 crown.

Now, after being forced to retire from his first match at the Paris Masters, the 23-year-old is trending towards full health.

“In Paris, the pain was unbearable, so I had to quit from that game,” Tsitsipas explained to journalists in Turin.

“It was very painful for me to let the crowd down and not play. But I had to. It was for my safety, for my well-being, and I don’t regret doing that.

“The last couple of days I’ve been practising with a little bit of pain. But recently I’m feeling much better than I did when I started five, six days ago.

“It’s heading towards the right direction and I’m doing everything possible to recover from it.”

Tsitsipas qualified for the Turin event back in September alongside US Open champion Daniil Medvedev. Only Djokovic clinched his ATP Finals spot earlier that Tsitsipas and Medvedev.

There is the potential for Tsitsipas to become world number two at the end of the event.

If he wins the tournament without losing a match, and Medvedev wins two matches or fewer and not make it out of the group, the Greek would leap past him to a new career-high.

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