Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas, ranked sixth in the ATP world ranking, assured this Friday that the quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic made him “lose his mind” and that he even talked “with objects” during his solitary isolation, away from his family due to an argument.
“I really need a shower because I am dirty and also thirsty, but not from this (he pointed to a bottle of beer). This is what happens to you when you're quarantined for so long: you lose your mind, you lose yourself in your shit at any given time. And start talking to objects“Tsitsipas said on his YouTube channel.
Tsitsipas, winner of five ATP tournaments at age 21, confirmed a discussion with his family that estranged him from his parents, ex-players Apostolos and Julia, which means he goes through quarantine alone.
“If you wonder why I am not with my family, it is that we had an argument a few days ago and I left. I love them, I really want to see them again, but sometimes it is quite stressful to be there. So I decided to go and be alone. In fact, I don't know if it would have been safe for them to be with me after flying from London, “said the Hellenic tennis player.
This is not the first time that Tsitsipas has made a discussion with his parents, since at the beginning of the year, during the ATP Nations Cup he fought in full match with Apostolos, captain of the Greek team. After losing a point to Australian Nick Kyrgios, the young Stefanos went to his chair and
Immediately, Julia, who was in the gallery, went to challenge him to everyone's surprise.
Tsitsipas' last game before the stoppage of the little green ball sport was on March 7 in Manila, Philippines, against local Jeson Patrombon for the Davis Cup World Group II series. The Greek took the 6-2 and 6-1 victory so that the Hellenic team, where his brother Petros also played, prevailed 4-1 on aggregate.
“Is it time for a reset?”It was the title that Tsitsipas chose for the video that he published on his YouTube account, one that keeps the player very active. During the nearly half-hour filming, Tsitsipas appears wearing a yellow pilot like the one used by the protagonist of the German series Dark, while on many occasions it sounds suspense music from Stranger Things. In short, a connoisseur of the Netflix platform.