“We are here to achieve victory,” says Greek tennis player Michalis Pervolarakis


By Bill Roumeliotis

The ATP cup is around the corner and despite the challenges players have been faced with, the members of the Greek team remain optimistic and have shown how resilient and resourceful they can be even in adverse circumstances.

“We are in Melbourne to achieve nothing less than distinctions and victory,” Greek tennis player, Michalis Pervolarakis told The Greek Herald explaining how the team is preparing for the upcoming matches.

“We can’t do our training session all together as a team but we do train in couples. I train with Petros [Tsitsipas] and we did so for five hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, so our preparation continues,” says Pervolarakis.

Speaking about the 14-day hotel quarantine on his arrival into Melbourne, the tennis player says that he and the Greek team do not expect special treatment, understanding that the nation strives to keep the pandemic under control.

“We knew what to expect before we arrived. The five-hour training session is a good break from the quarantine.

“We don’t complain. We will be patient and push through for the remaining of the quarantine period and then everything will go back to normal,” says Pervolarakis. 

We can’t wait to see Stefanos, Michalis, Markos, Petros on the court! 

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