Stefanos
Tsitsipas
    • GRE
    • 6
    • ATP Ranking

Age

23

Birthplace

Athens, Greece

Turned Pro

2016

Weight

85kg (187lbs)

Height

193cm (6'4")

Plays

Right-handed

Career Titles

9

Laver Cup Record

Appearances:

2019, 2021, 2022
6
Points Won
7
Matches Played
Win-Loss Record:
4-3

Singles Matches

W-L Record
3-1
Points Won
4

Doubles Matches

W-L Record
1-2
Points Won
2

Biography

Overview

The Greek trailblazer returns for a third Laver Cup with Team Europe, having helped the team to victory at Geneva 2019 and Boston 2021. 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. The former world No.1 junior is now firmly established as one of the sport’s biggest and most entertaining stars.

Off Court

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.”

Career

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 and in Monte Carlo 2021 broke through for his first ATP 1000 title followed by a dominating performance at Roland Garros and a gripping five-set loss to Djokovic. This year to date, Tsitsipas has won titles at Mallorca and again at Monte Carlo, bringing his overall singles career tally to nine

2022 Season Highlights

Winner: Mallorca, Monte Carlo
Final: Rotterdam, Rome, Cincinnati
Semifinals: Australian Open, Acapulco, Madrid,
Quarterfinals: Marseille, Barcelona, Stuttgart