The Greek trailblazer returns for a fourth Laver Cup with Team Europe, having helped the team to victory at Geneva 2019 and Boston 2021, and winning his opening singles match at Laver Cup London 2022. Tsitsipas created history at Roland Garros in 2021, becoming the first Greek player to advance to a Grand Slam final, after which he hit a career-high No.3 in the world rankings. He repeated the feat at this year’s Australian Open, on both occasions falling to rival Novak Djokovic. He is a six-time Grand Slam semifinalist.
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, and Stefanos regularly plays doubles with brother Petros. His football-playing grandfather won an Olympic gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and Stefanos was thrilled to make his Olympic debut in Tokyo. Tsitsipas speaks Greek, Russian and English, and would like to learn Chinese and Spanish. Tsitsipas enjoys vlogging and produces his own podcast, “A Greek Abroad.”
Tsitsipas has won 10 ATP Tour singles titles including two at the Monte Carlos Masters 1000, in 2021 and 2022. The Next Gen 2018 champion defeated childhood idol Roger Federer in the Australian Open 2019 fourth round in a career-best run to the semifinals, and this year reached the championship match in Melbourne against 10-time winner Novak Djokovic. He began the year again showing his excellence in team sports, undefeated representing Greece at the newly-minted United Cup in January. Throughout the year, Tsitsipas has held onto his spot in the top 5, a strong and steady performer on clay and hard courts in the early chapters of 2023. He won his first title for the season at Los Cabos in Mexico.
2023 Season Highlights
Winner: Los Cabos
Final: Barcelona, Australian Open
Quarterfinals: Roland Garros, Madrid, Monte Carlo
R16: Wimbledon, Miami