Challenger Chronicles: Tsitsipas' Day Off In Scheveningen
Stefanos Tsitsipas is soaring towards the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings in 2017 and continues his quest for a maiden Challenger title this week at The Hague Open in Scheveningen, Netherlands. Coming off his first main draw appearance at Wimbledon, having emerged from qualifying, the Greek #NextGenATP star is up to a career-high World No. 167 and is poised to continue his ascent towards the Top 100 in Scheveningen. Tsitsipas revealed a day in the life on the ATP Challenger Tour in the Dutch coastal town.
Good morning! Nice to have a day off today to rest and recharge for a big second round match on Wednesday. I love it here in Holland and it's my second year in a row playing in Scheveningen. Looking forward to a great week.
Time for breakfast. Some fruit, eggs and orange juice to get my day started. Most important meal of the day.
Before I go to the practice courts, I get in a good workout in the gym. Stretching and a little yoga helps me prepare for the day and is very important to prevent injuries. Love the view from the window!
Got in a good practice with my team. Nothing too intense. I want to be fresh for my match against Jozef Kovalik on Wednesday and don't want to burn out. The courts here in Scheveningen are great and they do a good job of maintaining them for the players.
Practice is over and now I can relax for the rest of the day. I'm here with my family and having lunch with my sister. Black angus burger with a salad. It's great to travel with my family because it feels like home wherever I am. It's not easy to be away from home all year, so these moments help a lot.
Finishing my day off at the beach. The tournament is a five-minute walk to the beach and it's great to rest and unwind here. They have a boardwalk and nice restaurants and cafes too. I love being near the ocean. It's very peaceful.