The back injury which forced Stefanos Tsitipas to quit last month’s ATP Finals three games into his second match is healing slowly.

That’s the update from the sixth-ranked Greek who lost a group match at the season wrapup to Holger Rune and had to quit in pain against Jannik Sinner.

The player who is never at a loss for words, gave a detailed explanation of where he currently stands with his recovery efforts.

” The injury was very painful psychologically because I couldn’t finish the last tournament of the year. 

“It had a big impact on my body. In the days after the Finals, I found it difficult to wake up and get out of bed. 

“In fact , the pain I felt for a week or two was very bad,” he told the Adelaide Now website.

Tsitsipas explained: “It’s getting better, I’m getting better. I am doing many things every day to reduce the pain 

“I have as much as possible and as quickly as possible to get back to normal. It will take a little time. “I’m still not 100% per cent.”

Main photo:- Stefanos Tsitsipas by Roger Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd