Combating the loneliness
While Tsitsipas is well-equipped when it comes to spending time indoors during these difficult times, he opened up at the end of last season about how life on tour, in general, has become a lonely experience with the pandemic sweeping through the entire planet.
He still feels that way.
“It is lonely, and it has never been lonelier than now,” he admits.
“It lacks spirituality, it lacks soul, it lacks people. As we know our world is formed by people, and people that inspire other people and when there is not enough of that, life is kind of blunt.
“It’s been the same scenario, the same thing over and over again, kind of seems dead, every city I go, it feels like the movie ‘Last Man on Earth’ that I really like and I used to watch when I was younger. And I don’t really like that vibe.
“I kind of feel like life right now is standing still. There is no progress, there is nothing that’s moving forward and it makes me very sad.
“Loneliness, I never really felt I would feel it at such a grand scale and that I would have to be [part of] the generation that has to experience something like this, because it hasn’t happened in hundreds of years before.”