Stefanos Tsitsipas Wiki, Stefanos Tsitsipas Bio
Stefanos Tsitsipas Wiki: Stefanos Tsitsipas born 12 August 1998. He is a Greek Russian professional tennis player. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the youngest player ranked in the top 20 by the Association of Tennis Professionals and got a career-high ranking of No. 15 in the world. Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to win an ATP title at the Stockholm Open towards the end of 2018, before winning the NextGen Finals a few weeks later.
Born into a tennis family where his mother was a professional on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour and his father was trained as a tennis coach, Tsitsipas was introduced to the sport at age three and began taking lessons at age six. As a junior, he was ranked No. 1 in the world. He also became the third Greek player, and first Greek male in the Open Era, to win a junior Grand Slam title with a victory in the 2016 Wimbledon boys’ doubles event.
Stefanos Tsitsipas Bio
Tsitsipas was born on 12 August 1998 to Apostolos Tsitsipas and Julia Apostoli (née Salnikova) in a suburb of Athens. His father is Greek and his mother is Russian. Both of his parents are experienced tennis players, and his mother, in particular, was a world No. 1 junior who had a career-high professional ranking inside the top 200. His parents had been working as tennis instructors at the Astir Palace resort hotel 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. Stefanos Tsitsipas has three younger siblings, including two brothers Petros and Pavlos, and a sister Elisavet. All of his siblings are also tennis players.
With their strong backgrounds in tennis, Tsitsipas’s parents got their oldest son started on tennis at a very young age. He said, “My first memory is to be three and to hit balls with my father in the gap between lessons. I remember watching games on TV, as a baby, I can not tell you who was playing, but I remember watching.” He also participated in other sports as a kid, including football and swimming. His father said Stefanos Tsitsipas 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 a tennis player, I like the competition, I like the challenge.”
Stefanos Tsitsipas Australian Open
If having his Australian Open title defense ended early was not painful enough for Roger Federer on Sunday, there was the additional sting of being beaten by a tyro with plenty of similarities to his younger, fearless self. Sporting a one-handed backhand and a mop of long hair, Stefanos Tsitsipas cared little for reputation or records as he toppled the 37-year-old Swiss master 6-7(11) 7-6(3) 7-5 7-6(5) at a packed Rod Laver Arena.
There was no being overawed by the occasion or freezing in the clutch points, nor any of the failings that have tripped up so many of the young pretenders who have shared a court with the 20-times Grand Slam champion. There was only composure and brilliance from the 20-year-old Tsitsipas who became Greece’s first Grand Slam quarter-finalist and seems destined for bigger prizes in the near future.