Hubert Urkacz is ready to replace Tsitsipas, if the Greek’s injury will force him to withdraw
Still physical problems for Stefanos Tsitsipas who, on the eve of the ATP Finals 2023, seriously risks having to withdraw from the tournament. The Greek risks not taking part in the year-end Master Turin, which he earned on the field after a season that was however mixed in terms of results.
After stopping during training with Alexander Zverev on Friday, the player born in Athens also prematurely interrupted the session at the PalaAlpitour against Carlos Alcaraz. The 25-year-old has complained of new pain in his right elbow, on which he underwent surgery about a year ago.
After a consultation with his staff, a scene already seen by fans was repeated: the athlete left the field greeting the Spaniard, who shook his hand and wished him good luck. At that point Carlitos continued training with coach Juan Carlos Ferrero, after exchanging with Tsitsipas for about 40 minutes on the central block.
No poncho, no party 😢
A poncho-less Tsitsipas hits the practice court with Alcaraz!
Hubert Urkacz is ready to replace Tsitsipas
Stefanos’ presence remains uncertain.
The first official match is scheduled for Sunday 12 November, starting at 2.30 pm local time, against Jannik Sinner. The Greek will try in every way to be ready for the match. Meanwhile, the first substitute has been alerted in the event of the Athens player’s withdrawal: he is the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, a close friend of the 22-year-old Italian who he also faced in the 2021 edition of the Finals, losing clearly with a double 6-2.
We will have to wait for the next few hours to understand with certainty who Jannik Sinner’s opponent will be. We recall, outside the court, Tsitsipas in living a beautiful love story with the Spanish tennis star Paula Badosa.
The couple ofter shares the moment they spend together on their social media account, especially on Instagram. Despite some weeks ago they deleted their Tsitsidosa account (with relative rumors of a crisis), the couple seems very happy, as we have seen by the pics tehy shared on their social on teh last days.