Stefanos Tsitsipas relaxes by creating videos for his YouTube channel.

Tsitsipas Pleads With Fans: 'Please Subscribe' To My YouTube Channel

Greece's #NextGenATP star is through to Melbourne SF

Sales pitches to his YouTube channel. Making his maiden Grand Slam semi-final. It's all in a day's work these days for reigning Next Gen ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas, who beat Roberto Bautista Agut on Tuesday to make the Australian Open semi-finals.

After the win, Tsitsipas talked with Jim Courier on court about the match, and about his YouTube channel, which, as of Tuesday afternoon Melbourne time, had some 27,500 subscribers. Courier quizzed Tsitsipas on how he became interested in such projects.

“There was a lot of traveling for me when I started touring and playing tennis... I was watching a lot of creators and people that were creating nice content on YouTube, and I found this platform unique and the perfect platform to express yourself.

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“I did start my YouTube channel. I was inspired by a few people to create,” Tsitsipas said.

“I love cinematography, filmmaking, photography. I believe there are a lot of positive ways that you can use that in your advantage. It relaxes me... I get connected with my fans and the people that are interested in me.”

Then the 20-year-old Greek skipped past any buildups and made a direct plea about his YouTube channel to the thousands of fans who had just watched him become the youngest Australian Open semi-finalist since Andy Roddick in 2003.

“Guys,” Tsitsipas said, “if you haven't subscribed, please subscribe.”

The 20-year-old impressed at least one potential future subscriber. “You're not only a great tennis player,” Courier said, “you're a good salesman, too.”