The Greek trailblazer returns for a second Laver Cup with Team Europe, having helped the team to victory at Geneva 2019. Tsitsipas created history at Roland Garros this year, becoming the first Greek player to advance to a Grand Slam final, and in August 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.
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. 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 and in Monte Carlo this year he broke through for his first ATP 1000 title followed by a dominating performance at Roland Garros and a gripping five-set loss to Djokovic.
Winner: Monte Carlo, Lyon
Runner-up: Roland Garros, Acapulco, Barcelona
Semifinals: Cincinnati, Rotterdam, Australian Open
Quarterfinals: Marseille, Miami, Rome, Hamburg