Full name – Stefanos Tsitsipas
Date of Birth –12-August-1998
Nationality – Greek
Role – Right-Handed, One-handed Backhand (all-court player)
Coach – Apostolos Tsitsipas, Patrick Mouratoglou
Current Ranking – No. 5
Highest Ranking – No. 5 (5-August-2019)
Career Earnings – US$14,136,302
Win/Loss – 166–84
ATP Titles – 7
Grand Slams – 0
Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Greek youngster, is the youngest player ranked in the current ATP Top 10 rankings.
Tsitsipas comes from a family with a strong tennis history; his mother was a professional tennis player and his father was a professional tennis coach. Tsitsipas started young, at the age of 3, rising through the ranks to eventually become the first Greek male to win a junior Grand Slam title as he took the victory in the 2016 Wimbledon Boys’ Doubles Event.Post his first ATP match win in 2017, there has been no looking back for the Greek star. Having reached the semi-finals thrice in the Australian Open 2019, French Open 2020 and Australian Open 2021, Tsitsipas strives to go the full distance and make a name for himself amongst the greats.
- ATP Lyon Open – Champion (2021)
- ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo – Champion (2021)
- Open 13, Marseille – Champion (2020)
- Nitto ATP Finals – Champion (2019)
- Estoril Open – Champion (2019)
- Open 13, Marseille – Champion (2019)
- Stockholm Open – Champion (2018)
Style of Play
An all-court player, Tsitsipas is known for his powerful groundstroke winners and a strong forehand. He often combines his big serves along with his strong forehand as finishing points of the first serve.
He has been touted as the player who has the competitiveness of Sir Andy Murray and the calmness of Roger Federer.
Sponsorship and Endorsements
Adidas- Tsitsipas and Adidas joined forces in 2015. Tsitsipas sports Adidas clothing and shoes on court. He joined fellow players Alexander “Sascha” Zverev and Dominic Thiem in becoming a global face of Adidas. Tsitsipas currently sports Adidas apparel on court during all major tournaments.
Rolex- Tsitsipas became an ambassador for Rolex in 2018. At 20 years of age, Tsitsipas was one of the youngest sponsors of the Geneva-based luxury watchmaker, joining his idols Roger Federer, Juan Martín del Potro, Dominic Thiem, Caroline Wozniacki, and many current and retired tennis players in promoting the ultimate luxury name in watches.
Wilson- Wilson is Tsitsipas’ racquet sponsor, with the Greek using a special Wilson Custom Blade 98. Tsitsipas made sure his racquet has the colours of the Greek national flag painted on it.
Melissa – One of Greece’s oldest and most prestigious pasta companies tied up with the Greek youngster in 2020. Upon joining forces, the company reiterated how it and Tsitsipas shared the same goal of love, hard work and dedication towards their own respective goals.
Rexona- In 2019, Stefanos joined forces with global deodorant brand Rexona. Since then, Tsitsipas has featured in many adverts promoting the deodorant and has drawn praise for his comedic element in the adverts as well.
New Balance – In 2019, Tsitsipas signed a new deal with American clothing and equipment manufacturer New Balance. Tsitsipas announced his partnership with the apparel brand with a cheeky tweet on Twitter saying: “I really like it when the balance is new”.
Verrazzano Capital- – Founded in 2011, this Paris-based hedge fund management company was one of the first sponsors Tsitsipas was linked with at the start of his junior career.
Lotto Sport- The popular Italian sports apparel and footwear brand had Tsitsipas as its ambassador before he signed for Adidas. Lotto had sponsored Tsitsipas since he was eight; he even participated in the tournaments sponsored by the brand.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tsitsipas launched an online auction called “Beyond 100 Support”, the proceeds of which were used to contribute to the Player Relief Programme.
- Whilst competing in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam earlier in 2021, Tsitsipas pledged to donate €3,000 to “Together for the Children” for each of his wins in the Doubles category of that tournament.
- Stefanos has also held online fundraisers on social media platform Facebook for the World Wildlife Fund.
- In early 2021, Melbourne’s Greek restaurant, Stalactites, teamed up Stefanos to launch the ‘Tsitsipas Souvlaki’ to assist those affected by COVID-19 and food scarcity. The ‘Tsitsipas Souvlaki’ is a Greek speciality made with the tennis star’s collaboration which was first launched by him during the Bushfire. All sales of the ‘Tsitsipas Souvlaki’ were directed to COVID-19 relief efforts.
- Mαζί για το Παιδί (“Mazi Gia to Paidi” / “Together for Children”) – Stefanos joined hands with “Mazi Gia to Paidi” in 2018. The Greek shares the NGO’s vision, which supports almost 30,000 children a year. The organisation is known for helping children overcome issues such as poverty, domestic violence, chronic diseases, and physical or mental disabilities. As an ambassador, Tsitsipas makes use of his platform to raise awareness and provide help in any way possible.
- Whilst competing in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam earlier in 2021, Tsitsipas pledged to donate €3,000 to the charity for each of his wins in the doubles category.
- Tsitsipas is the first Greek player to break into Top 5, win an ATP Tour title and advance to a Grand Slam SF (3 total).
- By winning the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals and 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals titles, Stefanos became the youngest Nitto ATP Finals champion at the age of 21.
- At 20, he became the youngest Grand Slam semi-finalist since Djokovic at the 2007 US Open.