10 questions about Stefanos Tsitsipas – YouTube, AEK fan, coach

Stefanos Tsitsipas is into the 2021 final of Roland-Garros, seeking his first Grand Slam title. Find out more about him

Stefanos Tsitsipas - Londres 2019

Who is Stefanos Tsitsipas?

Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek tennis player seeking his first-ever Grand Slam title at Roland-Garros in 2021.

What did Stefanos Tsitsipas do in Monte-Carlo in 2021?

In Monte-Carlo in 2021, Stefanos Tsitsipas won his first Masters 1000 title, beating Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3. The Greek emulated the feat of his mother, who won the title at the Monte-Carlo Country Club in 1981. Tsitsipas did not drop a set all week as he collected his sixth career title.

What is Tsitsipas’ UTS nickname?

Stefanos Tsitsipas is nicknamed the Greek God. The Greek star took part in the first staging of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in the summer of 2020 and made headlines with his performance in sudden death matches, as well as with his sideline singing.

When was Stefanos Tsitsipas born?

Stefanos Tsitsipas was born on August 12, 1998 (the same day as Pete Sampras, another player with Greek origins), in Athens. He supports AEK basketball and football teams. He now lives in Monte Carlo, just a 45-minute drive from Patrick Mouratoglou’s academy, located in Sophia Antipolis, in the South of France, where he trains.

How tall is he?

Stefanos Tsitsipas is 6’4″ (193cm) tall, according to his profile on ATP official website. He weighs 196 lbs (89kgs).

Stefanos Tsitsipas

What is his nationality?

Tsitsipas is Greek. He is the greatest male player in his country’s history. In 2017, at the age of 19, he became the first player from his country to break into the ATP Top 100, and the first in the ATP Top 10 in 2019.

At what age did Stefanos Tsitsipas start playing tennis?

Tsitsipas started playing tennis at three years old.

“My first memory was three years ago and I was hitting balls with my father between tennis lessons. I remember me as a baby watching matches on television. I can’t tell you who was playing, but I remember watching.”

Tsitsipas started taking tennis lessons at six at the Glyfáda Tennis Club, near Athens.

Who is Tsitsipas’ coach?

Tsitsipas is coached by his father, Apostolos Tsitsipas. The Greek player has been training at Patrick Mouratoglou’s academy in Sophia Antipolis, France, since 2015.

“I was lucky enough to be spotted by Patrick Mouratoglou at the age of fourteen. I think most of my success comes from training here. It has helped me a lot to grow as a tennis player and to see tennis from a different perspective,” said the Greek in a March 2020 interview with the Philippine magazine Tiebreaker Times.

Who are Tsitsipas’ parents and siblings?

Tsitsipas’ parents are Apostolos Tsitsipas, born on December 24, 1967, and Julia Apostoli, born on August 13, 1964. His father was a tennis teacher in a club in Athens’ chic suburbs before he became his son’s full-time coach. His mother, born in Russia as Julia Salnikova, was a professional tennis player. She was ranked world No 194 and retired in 1995. She married Apostolos Tsitsipas in 1991 and took Greek citizenship. She is the daughter of Soviet professional footballer Sergei Salnikov, an Olympic champion in 1956. Tsitsipas has two brothers, Pétros, born on July 27, 2000, also a tennis player (world No 982), and Pávlos, born on July 23, 2005. He also has a sister, Elisávet, born on March 7, 2008.

Apostolos Tsitsipas, Roland-Garros, 2020

 

Tsitsipas has now won seven titles on the ATP Tour. He won his first ATP title in Stockholm in 2018 and his latest title win came in Lyon in 2021.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

What are Stefanos Tsitsipas’ best results at Grand Slam events?

Stefanos Tsitsipas has now reached four Grand Slam semi-finals. He first made the last four at the Australian Open in 2019, when he beat Roger Federer en route. He reached the semi-finals at Roland-Garros in 2020 and then lost in the semi-finals at the Australian Open in 2021.

Does Tsitsipas have Instagram?

Stefanos Tsitsipas has an Instagram account, which is followed by over 1 million people, as of June 2021. Stefanos Tsitsipas also has a Twitter account (@StefTsitsipas), followed by 228,000 people. His official Facebook page is liked by 177,000 people.

The Greek player also has a YouTube channel where he shares his adventures during his tournaments and his travels through creative vlogs. 176,000 people have subscribed to his channel.

Who is Tsitsipas’ girlfriend?

Stefanos Tsitsipas’ girlfriend is Theodora Petalas. “She is my best friend! We talk every day, for two or three years now. I don’t think a day has gone by that we haven’t spoken, and our chemistry is very good. She also plays tennis, and when I play with her, it is my favourite moment on the court! It brings a huge smile to my face,” Tsitsipas said at the Australian Open.

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