Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was questioned during the last US Open about the time he took during his breaks in the bathroom During games, he said Wednesday that dry conditions in Indian Wells will make him less potty-trained.
“It’s very dry in here”, Tsitsipas said before facing his first match in the tournament on the tracks of the California desert, where he started as second seed. “That’s good for me because I sweat less and I will have to take fewer bathroom breaks, so there will be fewer complaints. It’s a good sign.” admitted a smiling Tsitsipas.
The Greek had to take on the role of villain in Flushing Meadows during the US Open after Andy Murray accused him of cheating on a long hiatus at a decisive point during their first-round match., where Tsitsipas prevailed. The Greek insisted at the time that he was innocent of what happened, since there is no time limit for going to the bathroom.
An ATP source told Reuters last month that changes are being made to the rules for toilet breaks and medical care breaks on the track.
The world’s No. 3 also made headlines this summer when he said he would not receive the COVID-19 vaccine unless forced to do so by the ATP Tour, sparking some outrage in the Greek government. This Wednesday Tsitsipas did not want to say if he has already been vaccinated. “I’m sorry, but I can’t provide any of my medical records,” said the Greek tennis player.