Christos Fiotakis, the health coach who was working with Stefanos Tsitsipas on the Olympics has blasted organisers of the occasion.
Tsitsipas was tipped for a medal in Tokyo, though he misplaced within the third spherical to Frenchman Ugo Humbert.
He additionally misplaced within the combined doubles, wherein he was paired with Maria Sakkari, within the quarterfinals.
Nevertheless, Fiotakis says Tsitsipas was severely hampered by circumstances in Tokyo, with some groups getting preferential therapy.
“We stayed three individuals on a 20 sq. metre flat mattress,” he mentioned. “We didn’t even have TV to observe the Video games!
“Whereas the USA and UK and a pair different nations had PlayStations and big residences with massive home windows, non-public gyms, watt bikes and low store lounges.
“90% of the organisation personnel didn’t communicate English. So it was such a large number to get issues sorted.
“Laundry was a large number; shedding garments and spending hours in line to kind issues out.”
Fiotakis additionally mentioned he skilled issues with COVID protocols on the Video games which didn’t seem to completely make sense.
“The day when Tsitsipas performed the third spherical in opposition to Humbert, at two within the morning they contacted me that I used to be in shut contact on my flight from Frankfurt on nineteenth July.
“There have been members from Italy and Germany, plus many extra athletes, on the identical flight.
“I used to be requested to isolate myself, regardless of already being in Japan for 9 days and having 9 adverse assessments. I needed to do a PCR check so I might go and see Tsitsipas play and I used to be advised to heat [him] up by way of video name.
“The PCR took ages however got here again adverse, lastly at 1pm I used to be advised that I used to be okay to go to the stadium, however by automotive with an escort and never by bus.
“So I used to be not going to educate Stefanos and comply with the routine and speak to him earlier than the match.
“I arrived at 2pm, an hour after the beginning of the match, and I used to be accompanied by six well being employees like a prison sitting alone beneath the new solar.
“As well as, I had not eaten as a result of I used to be in quarantine from 7am. So they didn’t let me have any contact with the remainder of the workforce.”