Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek tennis player. He has been ranked as high as Number 3 by the ATP. He won the 2019 ATP championship when he was only 19 years of age. This made him the youngest winner of the year-end champions in 18 years. Apart from this, he is also a three-time semifinalist at the Australian Open.
He won the 2016 Wimbeldons boys doubles event, which made him only the third Greek player and the first Greek male player in the Open Era to win a junior Grand Slam.
He won his first ATP match in late 2017 and claimed the Stockham Cup the following year. This did not go unnoticed and pretty soon, he was climbing the ranks in tennis.
|Prize money||US$ 16,989,970|
|Social media profile||Instagram: @stephanostsitsipas
Personal Information and Relationships
- Tsitsipas was born on the 12th of August 1998 to a Greek father and Russian mother.
- His maternal grandfather was a Soviet footballer who played for a couple of clubs in Moscow.
- He comes from a tennis lineage as both his parents are experienced players. His mother in particular ranked at No. 1 as well for some time and maintained a spot inside of the Top 200 for most of her career.
- Interestingly, his parents met at a WTA tournament, where his mother was competing and his father was a line judge.
- His parents encouraged him to take up the sport from a young age.
- His father is a professionally trained tennis coach.
- He has two younger brothers and a sister. All his siblings play tennis as well.
- He began tennis lessons at the Tennis Club Glyfada, near Athens. He has continued to train in the same place.
- He is still unmarried and being a private person, not much is known about his love life.
- By 14 years of age, he had already begun appearing on the ITF Junior circuit.
- 2013 saw him entering the Top 100 world ranking. He also saw his first Top 10 victory and entered the semifinals at the ATP tournament.
- He was world no 5 by 2019 and also reached the Australian Open semifinal while still being able to clinch the ATP title that year.
- In 2020, he reached the French Open semifinal. He also entered the Dubai Tennis Champions but lost to tennis ace, Djokovic.
- In 2021 he won his first Masters 1000 championship and also reached the French Open finals where he was again defeated by Djokovic.
- Again in 2022, he reached the Australian Open semifinal where he was beaten by Medvedev.
Prize Money Earnings
His total prize money is assumed to be somewhere around 15 million US $. This is only from the games he plays, however, he has other earnings in the form of endorsements.
Endorsements and Sponsorships
- Wilson is a sports company that provides the player’s racquets.
- Since the beginning of 2015, he has been wearing Adidas sponsored clothes and footwear.
- The luxury brand Rolex is also endorsed by the star Greek performer.
- Rexona is a deodorant brand that has joined hands with him for publicity as well.
For the sake of clarity, if we try to put a cap on the player’s net worth, it would run into a figure of around 4 million $.
- He can speak English, Greek and Russian.
- He is an ardent fan of the Greek football club, AEK Athens.
- He is also a vlogger and owns his own YouTube channel, dedicated to another one of his passions, which is traveling.
- He is passionate about promoting the sport in Greece, that is because he feels that tennis is not popular enough in the country.
- Since he achieved the third spot in the ATP rankings, he has become the highest-ranked Greek player in history.
- During a tournament in Crete, he almost drowned when he was carried away by a current while in the sea on one of his days off. He has stated that experience gave him a lot of courage and he was able to face many opponents fearlessly, after this life-changing experience.
- In 2019, he was named the Greek male athlete of the year.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, he launched an online auction for the benefit of those who suffered financial losses during this time.
- Then in the year 2020, he joined hands with other players to raise funds for those affected by the bushfires in Australia.