Stefanos Tsitsipas says he is ‘close to 100%’ after further treatment on his leg injury, but it is still bothering him.
Tsitsipas suffered an early exit from the Paris Masters last week and later revealed he was still affected by the edema he aggravated against Novak Djokovic in his epic French Open semi-final.
That threw his ATP Finals defence into doubt, but he is back in London and determined to compete despite admitting the complaint is longer term than first reported.
“I stayed [in Paris] for a week to have treatments and the right rehabilitation for my injury,” Tsitsipas said, as per Tennis Majors.
“I’m very close to 100 percent. I’m happy that I’m able to move more freely and less conscious of my pain, so it’s positive feedback and a positive thing to have.
“I was struggling with it for a long time now, since Rome.
“I was playing with that injury and I was not quite sure if it’s the right thing to do to keep playing.
“But, I proved that the mind can do anything if you set a goal and you want to pursue it.”
Tsitsipas has been handed a tough group for the O2 after being drawn alongside Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, and Andrey Rublev.
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