Stefanos Tsitsipas made a strong start to the season, reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the finals of the French Open. However, in terms of Grand Slam titles, the Greek has yet to cross the finish line.
The World No. 3 has won two ATP tournaments this year and appears to be in good spirits as he heads to Indian Wells.
Stefanos Tsitsipas has his sights set on Indian Wells after a contentious US Open. In a news conference prior to the tournament, he discussed his bathroom break scenario in Indian Wells.
Tsitsipas talks about bathroom breaks
The World No. 3 had a fantastic start to the US Open 2021. In a five-set marathon, he defeated Andy Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion.
The match was marred by controversy, with Murray accusing the Greek of disrupting the competition by taking frequent restroom breaks.
Tsitsipas then progressed to the third round of the competition. Carlos Alcaraz, an 18-year-old from Mexico, upset the Greek to win in a five-set thriller.
Tsitsipas will compete in Indian Wells now. Tsitsipas was questioned about his bathroom break status at Indian Wells during a press conference.
“It’s very dry here. We know that when we come here the conditions are very dry. That is good for me because I guess I sweat less which makes for less bathroom breaks which makes for less complaints. So very good sign so far,” he said in his reply.
Stefanos said the bit about ‘few complaints’ with a knowing grin on his face, referring to the numerous controversies the Greek singer has caused due to his elongated restroom breaks.
It’ll be intriguing to see how Stefanos does at Indian Wells as he attempts to rebound from a disappointing US Open.
In the 2021 season, the World No. 3 has won two ATP titles with ease. He won his first 1000 masters in April 2021 in Monte-Carlo, defeating Andrey Rublev in the finals.
Tsitsipas won the Lyon Open the following month in straight sets over Cameron Norrie, claiming his second title of the year. Despite his Grand Slam disappointments, the Greek has had a strong 2021 season.