The Greek trailblazer is set to make his Laver Cup debut for Team Europe. Tsitsipas is the first Greek player to achieve a top 10 ranking, win an ATP singles title and reach a Grand Slam semifinal – all feats he achieved before turning 21. The former world No.1 junior soared to a career-high ranking of No.5 in August, a reward for his consistent tour-level results.
His mother, Julia Salnikova, is a former professional tennis player and his father, Apostolos, is his coach. He has three younger siblings, who all also play tennis. His grandfather won an Olympic gold medal in football. An avid vlogger, Tsitsipas documents his life on tour on his own YouTube channel. He also enjoys video games and swimming.
Tsitsipas defeated four top 10-ranked opponents to reach his first ATP Masters 1000 final in Toronto in 2018. It was a highlight in a breakthrough season, which culminated with Tsitsipas winning the Next Gen ATP Finals and receiving the peer-voted ATP Most Improved Player award. He defeated childhood idol Roger Federer in the Australian Open 2019 fourth round in a career-best run to the semifinals.
Winner: Marseille, Estoril
Runner-up: Dubai, Madrid
SF: Australian Open, Rome, Washington
QF: Sydney, Sofia, Queen’s