Stefanos Tsitsipas admitted that he is taking the COVID-19 vaccine because he wants to be able to live a normal life.
Tsitsipas attention with his vaccine views a few months but since then he has decided to take the jab.
The Australian Open has made vaccination mandatory as Tsitsipas will have to show the proof that he is fully vaccinated when he arrives at Melbourne Park.
“I don’t promote vaccination, but I’m not even against it. I support anyone who wants to do it. I am not a doctor, I am an athlete and my outlook may not be the best when it comes to medicine. I will be vaccinated this year. I do it to have a normal life,” Tsitsipas told Greek TV ANT1.
Tsitsipas’ elbow progressing well
Tsitsipas retired his Paris Masters opener after just a few games and also pulled out of the ATP Finals after just one match.
“My elbow is fantastic. I am sure I will be 100% back. The goal is definitely to go even higher. I hope the preparation goes well and that the new year will be three times better than this season,” Tsitsipas said.
Tsitsipas traveled to the ATP Finals after Paris and was hoping he would be able to play the tournament but that wasn’t the case.
“In Paris the pain was unbearable so I had to quit from that game, I’ve never retired in a match – it was very painful for me to let the crowd down and not play that match,” Tsitsipas said at the ATP Finals.
“But, I had to, it was for my safety, my well-being, and I don’t regret doing that. In the last couple of days I have been practicing with a little bit of pain but recently I’m feeling much better than when I started, five six days ago.
“It’s heading toward the right direction and I’m doing everything possible to recover from it.”