Tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas won eight ATP titles at a young age. He is one of the best tennis players in the world.
ATHENS – Stefanos Tsitsipas was born on August 12, 1998 in the Greek capital. Except for sports, the tennis player excels with his camera.
Stefanos Tsitsipas: The origin of the tennis player and his family
Stefanos Tsitsipas comes from a very athletic family. His father, Apostolos, is a tennis coach and has taken care of his son since he was three years old. His mother is of Russian descent and a former WTA player. Two brothers and sister of Stefanos Tsitsipas – Petros, Pavlos and Elisavet – play tennis at the Nice Tennis Academy. Stefanos also trains here and his father accompanies him on tours. The grandfather of the siblings was a Soviet football player at that time. Stefanos Tsitsipas speaks Greek, English and Russian.
When he was 16 years old, the tennis player was dragged into the sea by a strong current while on vacation on the island of Crete. His father just managed to pull him and his friend out of the water. The experience formed the further career path of the young tennis player, because since then he is no longer afraid of sports challenges and defeats.
In addition to sports, Stefanos Tsitsipas loves to go out with his camera. His photos have already attracted quite a few advertisers to book it. Photography is his plan B in the business. The tennis player also vlogs on YouTube.
The tennis star has been singled out for his girlfriend Theodora Petallas. In 2019 he asked her for a date for the first time. The two had known each other for several years through family friends.
Tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas: career
Stefanos Tsitsipas played his first tournament on the ITF Junior Tour and in the Orange Bowl. He reached the final in this important international tennis competition in 2014 and 2015. Shortly thereafter, he successfully appeared in Junior Grand Slam tournaments. He reached the quarter-finals and semi-finals several times and caught the attention of the tennis world. Shortly before his promotion to the Pro League, he was at the top of the world junior rankings. In 2016 he participated in the ATP Challenge Tour. At the time, he already had four Futures titles and 14 consecutive wins. After two more matches, in which he reached the finals, he climbed to the top of the 200.
A few defeats followed until the tennis player finally won his first Challenger title in Genoa in 2017. This catapulted him to 120th place. In the next five tournaments on the World Tour, he played in the main draw every time. He finished the year in 91st place. Because of this good placement, Stefanos Tsitsipas was able to regularly participate in the World Tour events in 2018. At the Masters Tournament in Toronto, he won against four players from the top ten.
Tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas: entering the top ten
The year 2019 began with a Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne, where the professional tennis player reached the semi-finals. After that, his performance waned until the end of the year. But he then won the ATP Finals and finished the season sixth on the leaderboard. Stefanos Tsitsipas started the 2020 season in this position, and in April won his first Masters 1000 and reached the final of the French Open. This makes him the first Greek to reach a Grand Slam final. As a result, the tennis player took third place in the world rankings. He is currently at number 5 (as of May 2022).
Stefanos Tsitsipas: The Tennis Player’s Achievements
Stefanos Tsitsipas’ professional record in singles is 212: 103. At a young age he won nine titles in the following competitions:
- ATP Finals
- Masters Tour ATP 1000
- ATPour 500
- ATP Round 250
- ATP Challenger Tour
The tennis player has won five times on hard court and four on clay.