Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas stated on Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic lockdown has given him an opportunity to brush up on his French.
The 21-year-old ranked sixth on the earth has returned dwelling with the worldwide season on maintain as a result of Covid-19 outbreak.
“It is a chance to remain slightly longer with my household and do issues I did not have time to do earlier than,” he stated throughout a web-based chat with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
“Particularly, proper now each day I am making an attempt to study slightly little bit of French, it is one thing I’ve all the time wished however I did not have time to cope with and it is a chance now,” Tsitsipas stated.
Mitsotakis had a teleconference with excellent Greek athletes akin to Tsitsipas to thank them for his or her contributions in encouraging individuals to train at dwelling whereas observing the measures.
“We do have the chance to vary habits and are available out of this trial stronger. Folks will perceive the significance of a wholesome way of life and may even uncover train once more, even when at dwelling, and even mild jogging, issues which can be allowed beneath the circumstances,” Mitsotakis stated.
The premier stated if April goes easily with measures in opposition to the sickness, the gradual return to normalcy might start in Could, “which can embody a rise in sports activities actions.”
Greece’s world quantity 20 Maria Sakkari thanked and congratulated Mitsotakis and his authorities for the constructive leads to the combat in opposition to the virus.
“All of us perceive that it isn’t simple, it’s one thing very troublesome, we’re all grateful. I feel I’m talking on behalf of everybody, it’s one thing admirable that you’ve got achieved,” 24-year-old Sakkari stated.
Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi, 30, stated issues are very troublesome and “the extra we sit, the extra it’ll take us to return to the normality of issues for us.”
“We’re in a troublesome time any longer, however I feel everyone seems to be doing what they’ll at dwelling, on the road, slightly on the seaside,” Stefanidi added.