Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek professional tennis player. He is the youngest player ranked in the top 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He has won five singles titles and reached ten finals on the ATP Tour. As a junior, he was ranked No. 1 in the world and won a junior Grand Slam title.
About Stefanos Tsitsipas in brief
Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek professional tennis player. He is the youngest player ranked in the top 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He was the champion at the 2019 ATP Finals, becoming the youngest winner of the year-end championships in eighteen years. He has won five singles titles and reached ten finals on the ATP Tour. As a junior, he was ranked No. 1 in the world and won a junior Grand Slam title. His mother was a world No.1 junior who had a career-high professional ranking inside the top 200 and represented the Soviet Union in Fed Cup. He began playing on the ITF junior circuit in 2013 at the age of 14. His father has always served as his primary coach, and he formally studied tennis coaching at the University of Athens to help train his children. He also has three younger siblings: two brothers Petros and Pavlos, and a sister Elisavet who is the smallest. All of his siblings are also tennis players. He won his first ATP match in late 2017 and quickly ascended up the ATP rankings the following year. In 2018, he reached three tour-level finals in 2018 and winning his first title at the Stockholm Open. He finished the season as the No. 14 junior in the junior world rankings. In 2015, he had a breakout year, reaching at least the quarterfinals of all eight Grand Slam tournaments he played, including all four Grand Slams. He reached two Grand Slam semifinals at the 2019 Australian Open and the 2020 French Open.
His best result at these tournaments was a quarterfinal at the Australian Open, but he did not win his best result that year, but did have another runner-up finish at the Orange Bowl, losing to Miomir Kecmanović in a third set tiebreak. He had entered the top 100 in the tournament in his second year in the event, but had to withdraw due to a knee injury. His parents had been working as tennis instructors at the Astir Palace resort hotel in Vouliagmeni at the time of his birth. They originally met at a WTA tournament in Athens where his mother was competing and his father was a line judge. He said Stefanos made the decision to become a tennis player himself, recalling that his son woke up in the middle of the night after a tournament in France at age nine and told him: ‘Dad, I have to tell you something: I want to become tennis player, I like the competition, Ilike the challenge’ He has three older siblings: Petros, Pavlos, and a younger sister El isavet. He started playing tennis at age three and began taking lessons at the Tennis Club Glyfada near Athens at the Age of six, and has long since continued to train there. In 2016, he became the third Greek player, and first Greek male in the Open Era, to win a juniorGrand Slam title with a victory in the 2016 Wimbledon boys’ doubles event.