Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas joked that he is not sweating as much as he usually does in Indian Wells and that could mean less bathroom breaks.
Tsitsipas drew lots of negative attention at this past US Open over his lengthy bathroom breaks.
“It’s very dry here,” Tsitsipas said ahead of his first match at the tournament in the Southern California desert, where he is seeded second.
“That is good for me because I sweat less, which makes for less bathroom breaks, which makes for less complaints. So a very good sign so far.”
During his pre-tournament interview, Tsitsipas was asked about his vaccination status but he didn’t reveal anything.
“I’m sorry but I’m not able to provide any of my medical records,” Tsitsipas said.
Tsitsipas indicated he will take the vaccine this year
“It will certainly happen this year,” Tsitsipas said in a recent interview with Antenna TV.
Asked if he would get vaccinated so that he could get back to a normal social life, Tsitsipas responded: “Yes, this is the reason.”
Two months ago, Tsitsipas angered the Greek government with his views on the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I know some people who’ve had them. I’m not against it, I just see no reason for someone in my age group to be vaccinated [yet],” Tsitsipas said in August. “For us young people I think it’s good to pass the virus because we’ll build immunity. I don’t see it as something bad. As I said, it isn’t obligatory, everyone has freedom to decide for themselves what’s right & what’s not.
“At some point we should all do it, I’m not saying the opposite. The time will come when we will not be given many options, but until then I want to see a better version of the vaccine that gives us more pluses than minuses.”