Roland-Garros, Greece, coach: Everything you always wanted to know about Stefanos Tsitsipas (but never had time to find out) – updated after 2023 ATP Finals
Stefanos Tsitsipas is chasing his first Grand Slam title and has been ranked as high as No 3 in the world. Here are the answers to some common questions about the Greek star
Who is Stefanos Tsitsipas?
Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek tennis player whose best ranking to date is No 3. You can find his updated ranking on his ATP Tour profile page.
What happened to Stefanos Tsitsipas at the 2023 ATP Finals?
Stefanos Tsitsipas qualified for the 2023 ATP Finals but lost his first round-robin match to Jannik Sinner, 6-4, 6-4, and then retired after three games of his second match, against Holger Rune, due to injury.
What did Stefanos Tsitsipas do at the 2023 Australian Open?
Stefanos Tsitsipas reached his second career Grand Slam final at the Australian Open in 2023. The Greek lost the final 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) to Novak Djokovic, who also beat him in his only previous Grand Slam final, at the 2021 French Open, where he led by two sets to love.
Tsitsipas has also reached reached four other Grand Slam semi-finals, at the Australian Open in 2019, 2021 and 2022, and at Roland-Garros in 2020.
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.
How many ATP Tour titles has Stefanos Tsitsipas won?
Stefanos Tsitsipas has won 10 ATP Tour titles. His first title came in 2018, in Lyon. His biggest title to date was in 2019, when he won the Nitto ATP Finals in London. His 10th and most recent title came in August 2023 when he won the Los Cabos Open – his first title of 2023.
What is Stefanos 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 the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy, located in Sophia Antipolis, in the South of France, where he trains.
How tall is he?
Stefanos Tsitsipas is 6ft 4in (193cm) tall, according to his profile on ATP official website. He weighs 196 lbs (89 kgs).
What is his nationality?
Tsitsipas is Greek. He is the most accomplished 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.
How much prize money has Stefanos Tsitsipas won in his career?
Stefanos Tsitsipas has so far won $27.74 million in his career, as of November 7, 2023
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 Stefanos Tsitsipas’ coach?
Tsitsipas is coached by his father, Apostolos Tsitsipas. The Greek player has been training at the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy in Sophia Antipolis, France, since 2015.
“I was lucky enough to be spotted by Patrick Mouratoglou at the age of 14. 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.
He has also worked with Mark Philippoussis from February 2020 to May 2023 and then rehired the Australian in August 2023.
Who are Tsitsipas’ parents?
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.
Do Stefanos Tsitsipas’ brothers also play tennis?
Stefanos Tsitsipas has two brothers, Pétros, born on July 27, 2000, also a tennis player (ranked No 114 in doubles as of July 31, 2023) and Pávlos, born on July 23, 2005, who plays on the junior circuit currently. He also has a sister, Elisávet, born on March 7, 2008.
Stefanos and Petros often play doubles together on the ATP Tour.
Does Tsitsipas have Instagram?
Stefanos Tsitsipas has an Instagram account, which is followed by 1.8 million people, as of November 7, 2023. He also has a Twitter account (@StefTsitsipas), followed by more than 416,000 people. His official Facebook page is liked by 315,000 people.
The Greek player also has a YouTube channel where he shares his adventures during his tournaments and his travels through creative vlogs. 188,000 people have subscribed to his channel.
Who is Tsitsipas’ girlfriend?
Stefanos Tsitsipas’ girlfriend is fellow tennis player Paula Badosa. The two announced their relationship in June 2023 with a variety of posts on social media – including changing their Spotify profile pictures to selfies with each other. They then launched a shared Instagram account, describing themselves in their bio as “best friends and soulmates”.