47 Facts About Stefanos Tsitsipas

1. Stefanos Tsitsipas began his junior career in 2013 quickly rising through the ranks.

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2. Stefanos Tsitsipas is fluent in three languages including English, Greek, and Russian as he studied at an English-language school as a child.

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3. Stefanos Tsitsipas is in pole position to advance to the semifinals of the ATP Next Gen Finals after securing a straight-sets victory over Frances Tiafoe.

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4. Stefanos Tsitsipas is a former world number one junior tennis player.

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5. Stefanos Tsitsipas was a finalist at the Orange Bowl in both 2014 and 2015 losing to Stefan Kozlov and Miomir Kecmanovic, respectively.

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6. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the son of a Greek father and a Russian mother, former pro-tennis player Yulia Sergeyevna Salnikova.

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7. Stefanos Tsitsipas has had many successful matches on the junior tour, winning The Boy's Wimbledon doubles event with his partner Kenneth Raisma in 2016.

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8. Stefanos Tsitsipas has won a total of five ITF singles Futures titles as well as six ITF doubles Futures titles so far in his career.

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9. Stefanos Tsitsipas has a career high ATP singles ranking of 95 achieved on 23 October 2017, which makes him the best Greek male tennis player in the Open Era and the only one to have been ranked in the top 100.

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10. Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek professional tennis player and the current Greek No 1.

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11. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the son of a Greek father and a Russian mother and his grandfather Sergei Salnikov was a Soviet football player and director.

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12. Stefanos Tsitsipas has won a total of five ITF titles Futures in individual, as well as six doubles titles.

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13. Stefanos Tsitsipas has the best individual ranking in the ATP the 80th reached on January 8, 2018.

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14. Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek professional tennis player and the current number 1 in Greece.

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15. Stefanos Tsitsipas has the competitive nature of Andy Murray, but he has a calmness which reminds me of Roger Federer.

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16. Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated de Minaur in four sets to win the Next Gen Finals.

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17. Stefanos Tsitsipas was the top seed at the event and was drawn with Frances Tiafoe, Hubert Hurkacz and Jaume Munar.

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18. At the US Open, Stefanos Tsitsipas made his main draw debut, but was upset in the second round by fellow Next Gen player Daniil Medvedev.

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19. Stefanos Tsitsipas lost the final to Nadal on his 20th birthday, but in a closer match than their first encounter.

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20. Stefanos Tsitsipas saved match points in the latter two matches.

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21. Stefanos Tsitsipas had his second big breakthrough of the year in the lead up to the US Open.

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22. Stefanos Tsitsipas took advantage of the seed and produced his best result at a major tournament, a fourth round loss to No 10 John Isner.

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23. Stefanos Tsitsipas played the next Grand Slam at Wimbledon seeded for first time at No 31.

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24. Stefanos Tsitsipas closed out the clay court season by winning his first career Grand Slam match at the French Open against Carlos Taberner before losing to Thiem, the eventual runner-up.

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25. Stefanos Tsitsipas started the year at the Qatar Open where he lost in the quarterfinals to world No 5 Dominic Thiem, again as a qualifier.

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26. Stefanos Tsitsipas closed out the season with another Challenger final, this time in Brest.

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27. Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to be ranked in the top 100 of the ATP rankings.

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28. Stefanos Tsitsipas played in his first ATP main draw at the 2017 Rotterdam Open, where he lost his debut match to the eventual champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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29. Stefanos Tsitsipas won his first Challenger match near the end of 2015 in Mohammedia in Morocco.

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30. Stefanos Tsitsipas qualified for his first event on the ATP Challenger Tour at the Burnie International in early 2015 while still 16 years old, but lost his only main draw match to Benjamin Mitchell.

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31. Stefanos Tsitsipas began playing low-level ITF Futures events in Greece in 2013 shortly after turning 15, not long after he started competing on the junior tour.

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32. Stefanos Tsitsipas ended the year as the No 2 ranked junior in the world, behind only Kecmanovic who had played several more events.

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33. Besides his doubles triumph, Stefanos Tsitsipas had his two best finishes in the Grand Slams singles events that year, making the semifinals of both Wimbledon and the US Open.

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34. Stefanos Tsitsipas became the top-ranked junior in the world after winning his first Grade A title at the Trofeo Bonfiglio.

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35. In 2016, Stefanos Tsitsipas had a breakout year, reaching at least the quarterfinals of all eight tournaments that he played, including all four Grand Slams.

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36. Stefanos Tsitsipas finished the season as the No 14 ranked junior in the world.

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37. In 2015, Stefanos Tsitsipas got his first opportunity to play in the junior Grand Slam tournaments.

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38. Stefanos Tsitsipas began playing on the ITF junior circuit in 2013 at the age of 14.

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39. In 2015, Stefanos Tsitsipas began training at the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy, splitting time between France and Greece during this period.

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40. Stefanos Tsitsipas began taking lessons at Tennis Club Glyfada near Athens at the age of six, and has long since continued to train there.

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41. Stefanos Tsitsipas said, "My first memory is to be three and to hit balls with my father in the gap between lessons.

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42. Stefanos Tsitsipas has three younger siblings, including two brothers Petros and Pavlos, and a sister Elisavet.

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43. Stefanos Tsitsipas was born on 12 August 1998 to Apostolos Tsitsipas and Julia Apostoli in a suburb of Athens.

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44. Stefanos Tsitsipas has reached three ATP finals in 2018, winning one title.

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45. Stefanos Tsitsipas became the third Greek player, and first Greek male in the Open Era, to win a junior Grand Slam title with a victory in the 2016 Wimbledon boys' doubles event.

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46. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the youngest player ranked in the top 20 by the Association of Tennis Professionals and has a career-high ranking of No 15 in the world.

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47. Stefanos Tsitsipas is a Greek professional tennis player.

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