|Stefanos Tsitsipas Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||August 12, 1998|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek professional tennis player who came into the spotlight in 2018 when he had reached the final of the Canadian Open where he had become the youngest player ever to defeat 4 top-ten opponents in a single tournament. He won both the Stockholm Open and the Next Generation ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Finals later that year; and was named ‘ATP Most Improved Player of the Year’. He built on that success in 2019; reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open, the final of the Madrid Open, and capping off the year with a triumph at the 2019 ATP Tour Finals. He was the youngest player in 18 years to have won the coveted year-end championship title. At the junior tier, he had become, in 2016, the first Greek male player in the Open Era to have won a Junior Grand Slam title, by winning the Wimbledon boys’ doubles event. He had also attained the number 1 position in the junior world rankings that year.
Jesus Christ of Tennis, Steini, Stef
Vouliagmeni, Athens, Attica, Greece
He splits his time between Vouliagmeni, Athens, Attica, Greece, and Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Stefanos had attended an English-language school in his youth.
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Apostolos Tsitsipas (Tennis Instructor, Former Tennis Line Judge, Former Tennis Player)
- Mother – Julia Sergeyevna Apostoli (née Salnikova) (Tennis Instructor, Former Professional Tennis Player)
- Siblings – Petros Tsitsipas (Younger Brother) (Tennis Player), Pavlos ‘Paul’ Tsitsipas (Younger Brother) (Tennis Player), Elisavet Tsitsipas (Younger Sister) (Tennis Player)
- Others – Sergei Sergeyevich Salnikov (Maternal Grandfather) (Former Soccer Manager, Former Professional Soccer Player, ‘Gold’ Medal Winner at the 1956 Summer Olympics for the former Soviet Union). He has a maternal aunt (mother’s twin sister) who was also a professional tennis player in the former Soviet Union.
He is represented by –
- Patricio Apey, Manager, ACE Group International, London, England, United Kingdom
- Nick Tzekos, Agent, ACE Group International, London, England, United Kingdom
Right-Handed (One-Handed Backhand)
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
89 kg or 196 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Stefanos has dated –
- Maria Sakkari (2019) – Rumor
- Theodora (2020-Present) – Rumor
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Greek descent on his father’s side and Russian descent on his mother’s side.
- Toned physique
- Neck-length, frizzy hair
- Sports a trimmed mustache and beard
- Affable smile
Stefanos has been sponsored by –
- Wilson Sporting Goods
Stefanos Tsitsipas Favorite Things
- Tennis Player – Roger Federer
- Tennis Shot – One-Handed Backhand Down-The-Line
- Tennis Tournament/Event – Wimbledon
- Tennis Surface – Grass
- Hobbies/Interests – Vlogging, Traveling, Photography, Video Editing, Watching TV Series & Movies, Listening to Music, Playing Video Games, Reading Books
- Sports – Tennis, Table Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Swimming, Billiards
- Soccer Club – AEK Athens
- Basketball Club – AEK B.C.
Stefanos Tsitsipas Facts
- His parents, both experienced tennis players, had first met at a WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) tournament in Athens where his mother was a participant and his father was serving as a line judge. At the time of his birth, they were both working as tennis instructors at the Astir Palace resort hotel in Vouliagmeni, Athens.
- He had experimented with both one-handed and two-handed backhands while he was developing his game, as a child. By the time he was 8 years old, he had decided to use the one-handed backhand, a rarity in modern tennis, not just because it felt more natural to him but also because both his parents as well as his idol Roger Federer have used the one-handed backhand.
- Owing to his parents’ heritage, he is fluent in both Greek and Russian.
- In 2015, during a Futures tournament in Crete, he had nearly drowned at sea as a current had carried him away from the shore while he was swimming. He was rescued by his father and often credits the incident for his fearless attitude on the tennis court.
- He shares his birthday, August 12, with American tennis legend Pete Sampras who is also, incidentally, of part-Greek descent.
- When he had reached number 5 in the official ATP singles rankings in August 2019, he had become the highest-ranked Greek player in tennis history.
Featured Image by Stefanos Tsitsipas / Instagram