Tsitsipas with monte-carlo masters trophy
Photo: Ray Giubilo

Stefanos Tsitsipas, the young Greek player, is currently ranked number 5, has six titles to his name, has 20 wins over top 10 players, and has all the credentials to make a name of his own in the world of tennis.

Stefanos Tsitsipas – Potential future number 1 player

Like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are in the later phases of their careers, the new set of players are ready to take them over and start making their own names. Stefanos Tsitsipas certainly placed right up there to replace the Big 3. The Greek has already beaten all of them multiple times in his short career so far.

Early career

Stefanos Tsitsipas is a former world number one junior player. He started to play junior events in 2013 and earned himself much praise and experience to perform at the bigger stages.

In 2016, he won the junior Wimbledon Championships. He also reached the semifinals of Wimbledon and US Open semifinals in the singles category, though losing to eventual champions; Denis Shapolavov and Felix Auger-Aliassime respectively.

He was the champion at the NextGen ATP Finals in 2018.

Titles so far…

Six titles to his name so far out of 15 finals played. Looking to win the title every time he played a tournament. His first victory came in 2018 and his last came recently at the Monte-Carlo Masters, his first Masters 1000 trophy.

His titles so far;

  1. Stockholm Open, Sweden – 2018
  2. Open 13 (1), France – 2019
  3. Estoril Open, Portugal – 2019
  4. ATP Finals, United Kingdom – 2019
  5. Open 13 (2), France – 2020
  6. Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco – 2021

After winning the NextGen ATP Finals trophy in 2018, Stefanos Tsitsipas won the ATP Finals trophy the next year. His biggest trophy came at the Monte-Carlo Masters where he beat Andrey Rublev in the final.

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Performance at Grand Slams

Stefanos Tsitsipas has performances to cherish at the Grand Slams. From 2019 onwards, he has played semifinal of at least one event.

  • Australian Open 2019

You would probably expect that Roger Federer would easily beat the 14th seed, don’t you? But Stefanos Tsitsipas thought otherwise. Meeting with the Federer in the fourth round, the Greek came out as the winner after losing the opening set.

It was Rafael Nadal who cut short Tsitsipas’ trip in Melbourne in the semifinal.

  • Roland Garros 2020

After a scare in the opening round, where he got the victory after losing the opening two sets, it was easy-going to the semifinal. He lost to Novak Djokovic in the 5th set.

  • Australian Open 2021

Rafael Nadal doesn’t quite lose the match after winning the first two sets. But, once again, the Greek thought it otherwise. In the quarterfinal match, which was also revenge, Tsitsipas beat Nadal from two sets down. He eventually lost to Daniil Medvedev in the semifinal.

What’s next for the GREEK?

Grand Slam victory? Olympic Gold? World number 1 ranking? More titles? Well, there are plenty of things up for grab for the 22-year old.

It is just a start of a promising career. A top-ten member since 2019 and looking to keep on better every time. His biggest title is Monte-Carlo Masters so far. Continuing this way and who knows the Greek might become one of the big names in tennis.

With Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer in their late-careers, Tsitsipas has Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, and Andrey Rublev to make rivalries.

Shayan, currently living in San Diego, is a recent graduate who covers news on Football. In his early days in high school, he was captain of the main team of his school.


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