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Paula Badosa shares the way it feels, appears to have Stefanos Tsitsipas as boyfriend

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Paula Badosa says being in a relationship with Stefanos Tsitsipas has been just about all the time having somebody to lean on because the Spaniard reveals that the Greek may be very affectionate and has been serving to her rather a lot throughout her difficult interval. 

Badosa and Tsitsipas, who have been first noticed collectively throughout final 12 months’s French Open and made their relationship official in early June, have been collectively for almost a 12 months now they usually usually journey collectively to tournaments each time they will. Final week, the 2 arrived collectively in Indian Wells they usually teamed up for the combined doubles on the Eisenhower Cup – a Tie-Break Tens exhibition. 

When Badosa and Tsitsipas began speaking final Might, the 26-year-old Spaniard sustained a spinal stress fracture. Since then, Badosa has had a really troublesome and irritating time as her again continues to be inflicting her points regardless of her mainly sitting your entire second half of 2023 to attempt to resolve her again problem. 

After a deep Eisenhower Cup run – by which Badosa and Tsitsipas made the ultimate earlier than shedding to Emma Navarro and Ben Shelton – the Spanish former world No. 2 was pressured to withdraw on the final second from Indian Wells.

Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas
Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas© Getty Photographs Sport – Matthew Stockman


Whereas Badosa was left devastated, she stayed in Indian Wells to observe Tsitsipas’ run but additionally to get some assist from her boyfriend after the newest setback.

“For me, it is wonderful, having him right here in the present day with me, supporting me and spending time with him,” Badosa stated on Tennis Channel’s Inside-In podcast.

“However, it is not solely that. Since we began our relationship, all of the assist I get from him and in addition having any person that does the identical factor as me, I feel he empathizes with every thing.

“We met in a second, that for me, was actually powerful due to the harm. However, he has all the time been there for me and as I all the time say, possibly it sounds cliche, however he conjures up me additionally.”

Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas
Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas© Getty Photographs Leisure – Wealthy Polk

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Tsitsipas: I am looking for the appropriate phrases to say to Badosa

After 2023 Rome, Badosa solely appeared at Wimbledon within the the rest of the 2023 season – there she retired injured. Whereas the previous world No. 2 was capable of return to motion in Australia and play there with none points, sadly it did not take lengthy earlier than she began experiencing ache and discomfort once more. 

Within the final month and a half, Badosa retired injured in Hua-Hin and Dubai earlier than additionally being pressured to skip the continued WTA 1000 event in Indian Wells. 

Whereas Tsitsipas enjoys being in a relationship with Badosa and has referred to her as his “soul mate” quite a few instances, he admits his girlfriend’s accidents have not been straightforward on the couple. For now, the 25-year-old Greek is simply doing his finest to be a supportive boyfriend and attempt to assist his girlfriend to lastly discover the appropriate answer and make the again harm a factor of the previous. 

“It does create a troublesome time for not simply Paula however me, as nicely, having to be there and maintain pushing her to sort of get nicely and soar again on the court docket,” Tsitsipas stated.

“She’s sort of been out and in. Probably the most irritating half about all of that is that she did play a number of matches, after which she did not really feel that nicely once more, so it has been a tough time for each of us.

“On my finish, it is extra, like, I am looking for the appropriate phrases and the appropriate issues to say. Clearly when it does begin at first, you’ve a number of religion in it and also you’re, like, Okay, you simply want to remain dedicated within the technique of therapeutic and getting higher. However after some time, there aren’t many issues you possibly can say, since you are confused your self with what’s occurring with the physique.

“I am simply there as a lot as I can to maintain making her really feel good that no less than we’re collectively and we’re looking for answer collectively.

“Nonetheless, I do really feel like time will present, and shortly I am fairly certain she will probably be totally healed and be able to go full once more.”

Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas
Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas© Getty Photographs Sport – Matthew Stockman


For Badosa, being pressured to tug out of Indian Wells was crushing for a few causes. First, it wasn’t straightforward to simply accept that she was once more lacking time over an harm. The second motive, Indian Wells may be very particular for Badosa, who received her largest title in Indian Wells three years in the past and he or she referred to the event as her “favourite” in her announcement from a few days in the past.

Now, the hope stays that Badosa’s situation will enhance within the subsequent couple of days and that the Spaniard will be capable of compete once more at a WTA 1000 event in Miami, which kicks off on March nineteenth.

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