Stefanos Tsitsipas - Biography
Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek professional tennis player who was born on August 12, 1998, in Athens.Tsitsipas won the 2019 ATP Finals, making him the year's youngest winner in eighteen years.He is the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP youngest)'s player ranked in the top 10, with a career-high ranking of No. 5 in the world, making him the highest-ranked Greek player in history.Six ATP singles titles have been won by him.
Tsitsipas uses plenty of topspin on his forehand and one-handed backhand, and his heavy groundstrokes will open up the court.One-handed backhand is his favorite shot.
Tsitsipas is an Athens native who was born on August 12, 1998. His father's name is Apostolos Tsitsipas, who is a line judge, and his mother's name is Julia Apostoli, who is a professional Women's Tennis Association player.His father and mother were also accomplished tennis players.
His mother was playing in a WTA tournament in Athens, and his father was serving as a line judge.Stefanos has three younger siblings, including two brothers, Petros and Pavlos (Paul), and a younger sister, Elisavet. His brothers are all tennis players as well.In his teens, Tsitsipas attended an English-language academy. He is multilingual, speaking English, Greek, and Russian.
Tsitsipas has expressed interest in supporting tennis in Greece, where tennis is not very common, according to him.Vlogging is one of Tsitsipas's hobbies. He has his own YouTube channel where he uploads travel footage.
‘‘At the age of eight, I moved to Giorgos Fountoukos, who learned my game, technique, and footwork as a junior player, Tsitsipas said.Since then, he has made a significant difference in my tennis; he is a very professional tennis coach with a wealth of on-court skills, a very traditional approach to strategy development, and a distinct mentality on the tennis court. Before now, he was my tennis mentor at home.
Tsitsipas made his ATP main draw debut at the 2017 Rotterdam Open, losing to eventual champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.Later that year, he made his Grand Slam debut as a qualifier at the French Open, but he was defeated in his first match by Ivo Karlovi.
Tsitsipas claimed his first Challenger title in Genova since losing in qualifying at the US Open.Tsitsipas advanced to his first ATP semifinal as a qualifier at the European Open in Belgium the next week. During the tournament, he defeated hometown favorite and world No. 10 David Goffin to earn his first career top ten finish.Sitsipas made history by becoming the first Greek player to be ranked in the top 100 of the ATP rankings.
He reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 Qatar Open as a qualifier, losing to world No. 5 Dominic Thiem.During the clay court season, Tsitsipas made his first breakthrough of the year at the Barcelona Open, where he reached his first career ATP final without missing a set.
The next Grand Slam was at Wimbledon, where he was seeded at No. 31 for the first time.In the run-up to the US Open, Tsitsipas made his second major breakthrough of the year. After entering the semifinals in Washington, he advanced to his second season final as well as first Masters final at the Canadian Open. During the tournament, he has become the youngest player in history to win four top ten titles in a single event, beating No. 8 Dominic Thiem, No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 3 Alexander Zverev, and No. 6 Kevin Anderson in that order.He also finished the year as the World No. 15 in ATP.
Tsitsipas entered his first major semifinal at the 2019 Australian Open, despite having won only five Grand Slam singles matches the previous year. All five of his victories at the tournament came in four sets.His results propelled him to a career-high ranking of No. 12 in the world, making him the highest-ranked Greek player in history.Tsitsipas finished the early year hard court season with a career-best doubles score, coming runner-up to the Bryan brothers at the Miami Open with Wesley Koolhof.
A month later, at the Estoril Open, he claimed his first clay court title, beating Pablo Cuevas in the final.Tsitsipas advanced to the semi-finals of the Madrid Open after defeating world No. 4 Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals.Tsitsipas defeated world No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals but finished the tournament as runner-up after falling to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.This was his first victory over Nadal in four tries.
For the first time, Tsitsipas qualified for the ATP Finals, where he was paired with Nadal, Zverev, and Medvedev in a round-robin group. He beat both Medvedev and Zverev to progress to the knockout stages after two matches.He was defeated by Rafael Nadal in his last group match. Tsitsipas beat Federer in the semifinals, setting up a final against Thiem.He ended the 2019 season ranked sixth in the world.
Tsitsipas won four consecutive matches at the Dubai Tennis Championships, reaching the final for the second year in a row, where he was defeated in straight sets by World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.Tsitsipas got off to a shaky start at the 2020 US Open, losing to Coric in the third round.He advanced to the semifinals of the French Open by beating Grigor Dimitrov and Andrey Rublev, but he was defeated in five sets by Djokovic.
Tsitsipas qualified for the 2021 Australian Open semi-finals by beating Gilles Simon, Thanasi Kokkinakis, and Mikael Ymer in the group stage matches.Tsitsipas, along with Fabio Fognini at the 2015 US Open, became just the second player to defeat Rafael Nadal in a grand slam match in the quarterfinals. However, he was defeated in the semifinals by Daniil Medvedev.
Tsitsipas captured his first Masters 1000 title in April at the Monte-Carlo Masters, beating Andrey Rublev in the finals 6-3 6-3.Tsitsipas became the first Greek player in history to achieve this feat since winning the Monte-Carlo Masters.
Stefanos Tsitsipas' tennis racquets are made by Wilson.Stefanos Tsitsipas has been wearing Adidas clothing and accessories since 2015. Along with this, Stefanos is involved with Lotto.
Stefanos has signed a deal with Rolex, a premium watch maker, in 2018.He also took part in marketing campaigns for the Rexona cosmetics line.