Who Is Stefanos Tsitsipas? 5 Facts About This Rising Tennis Star

There is a new fever catching all tennis fans around the world right now. And it has only one name – Stefanos Tsitsipas (pronounced with both ‘Ts’ silent)

This rising tennis sensation has taken over the first tennis grand slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open, by going on an incredible run to the tournament’s semifinals. The young Greek roared into the last four by completing a quarterfinal win over the man who knocked out Andy Murray, Spaniard Bautista Agut, and an incredible fourth round win over defending champion and his idol, Roger Federer.

So what exactly do we know about the man already being rated as the future world number one? Here are 5 facts you should know about the Tennis Star:

  1. Stefanos Tsitsipas was born in Athens, Greece on 12 August, 1998.

  1. He is the first Greek man to go beyond the fourth round at a grand slam tournament. He is also the youngest man to reach the last four in 12 years. The last time someone as young as Stefanos is reached the last four was in 2007, when Stefanos was 8 years old.

  1. He is currently ranked World Number 15 on the ATP Men’s Tennis ranking, at 20 year of age, making him the youngest player in the top 20.

  1. He is the first Greek player to win an ATP title. He set this milestone when he won the Stockholm Open Tournament last year.

  1. His Idol is Roger Federer. He even changed his shot style to a one-handed backhand because of the Swiss National. He went on to face off and defeat his idol at this tournament’s fourth round.

  1. In his spare time, he is a photographer and a travel vlogger.

What’s Next for Tsitsipas?

Next for Stefanos is a semifinal match against former champion and World’s Number 1, Rafael Nadal.

Can he continue on his great run and make it to the Grand Slam Finals? Let’s watch and see.


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