Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Began playing tennis at age 3.
    • Speaks Greek, Russian and English. Eager to learn Chinese and Spanish.
    • Father, Apostolos, is his coach; mother, Julia Salnikova, is an ex-pro and was his 1st coach. Parents met when Julia played and Apostolos officiated at a WTA event in Athens.
    • Younger siblingsPetros, Pavlosand Elisavet all play tennis.
    • Grandfather, Sergei, was 1956 Olympic gold medallist in football.
    • Paid tribute to his grandmother,Stavroula, who passed away prior to his appearance in 2021 Roland Garros final.
    • Aunt sponsored his career as a juniorafter his father quit his job to travel with him.
    • Nearly drowned while swimming in 2015. Saved by his father and says incident changed his life.
    • Favourite surface is grass, shot is forehand and tournament is Wimbledon.
    • Shares birthday with former World No. 1 Pete Sampras, who is also of Greek origin.
    • Named 2018 ATP Most Improved Player of the Year.
    • Hobbies are travelling with friends, photography, video editing and anything creative.
    • Enjoys video blogging on YouTube. Produces his own podcast, "A Greek Abroad."
    • Supports Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) and their star player, fellow GreekGiannis Antetokounmpo.
    • Also a fan of AEK basketball and football teams.
    • Ambassador for "Mazi gia to Paidi," a Greek organisation that helps underprivileged children.
    • During COVID-19 pandemic,launched Beyond 100 Supportauction with all money raised going towards ATP Player Relief Programme.
    • "I have huge belief that I’m capable of winning not just one Grand Slam, but many of them," he said in May 2021. "It’s just a matter of time.”
    • Underwent right elbow surgery in November 2021.

    (UPDATED 22 MAY 2024)

    • Top-ranked Greek of all time achieved career-high No. 3 in August 2021 and boasts 11 wins vs. Top-3 opponents (2 vs. No. 1, 4 vs. No. 2, 5 vs. No. 3).
    • Finished in Top 10 of PIF ATP Rankings for past 5 years (No. 4 in 2021-22, No. 6 in 2019-2020 and 2023).
    • Six-time Grand Slam semi-finalist, highlighted by runs at 2021 Roland Garros and 2023 Australian Open finals, losing to Djokovic on both occasions.
    • Captured 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals title at age 20 and 2019 Nitto ATP Finals title at age 21, becoming youngest champion of latter since Hewitt, 20, in 2001.
    • Won 11 ATP Tour titles, including 2021, 2022 and 2024 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo, but still seeking 1st ATP 500 title (0-11 in finals).
    • Youngest of 30 players to defeat Djokovic (2018 Toronto 3R), Federer (2019 Australian Open 4R) and Nadal (2019 Madrid SF), sweeping Big 3 before turning 21.


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