Like many, Stefanos Tstisipas is happy to be back in competition and is enjoying the entertainment options within the New York bubble. But the environment isn't inspiring a lot of vlogging or photography, which is normally a major passion of his on the road.

"There isn't really much to film and take photographs of at the place we are staying, and we are of course not allowed to be outside," he said in press. "I try to put that on the side for now. I know it's not the most important thing, and I'm not given the opportunity to do that."

The 22-year-old Greek has been inspired by the city of New York in his past visits. But this year, players cannot leave the Flushing Meadows grounds or official hotel or risk being disqualified.


He has embraced the new normal and the photography passion can wait.

"I'm not such an addict of taking photos and filming everything all the time," he said. "I know when the moment is right. It is a part-time hobby."

But it turns out that this part-time hobby is actually churning a profit for the world No. 6.

"I have sold some of my photos. I have done some work for some clients or small businesses and companies, of course when I have free time," he said. "I don't do this in front of my tennis."

He kept busy on the court during the shutdown by playing the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in France, which was one of the most innovative tournaments in tennis history. He'd finish runner-up to Matteo Berrettini. Quarantine inspired his creativity off the court, too.

"But during quarantine I got asked by a few companies and a few small businesses to do some promo for them and create some promos for them," he said. "I'm really excited to be doing stuff like this. It enables for my creation to expand further. It's a problem-solving situation for me."


Tsitsipas sets 
down camera 
during bubble life

Tsitsipas sets down camera during bubble life