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Australian Open: Stefanos Tsitsipas hopeful of 'performing at 100%' after ATP Cup defeat

World number four Stefanos Tsitsipas is hopeful he will be "performing at 100% at the Australian Open".

Greece's Tsitsipas was beaten 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-3 by Argentine Diego Schwartzman at the ATP Cup in Sydney in his first singles match since elbow surgery.

Tsitsipas, 23, was "in a lot of pain" after playing in the doubles on Saturday, but after Monday's loss he was only "in a little bit of pain".

The Australian Open starts on 17 January in Melbourne.

"That is enough [time to recover], I believe," he said. "But I haven't had [this kind of injury] before, so I don't know.