“Complicated”: Stefanos Tsitsipas on Receiving Parents’ Tennis Advice




Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas has been playing some incredible tennis at the French Open. He recently beat Andrey Rublev, and he is now onto his second Grand Slam semi-final. Throughout this run, his parents have been there with him every step of the way. Apparently, this has led to some chaos.

In a recent interview, Tsitsipas said, “My mom, she knows a lot about tennis. Sometimes it can be a bit complicated when she wants to give her own opinion or advice directly to me, then have my dad tell me something else. We’ve sat down and we said, ‘Guys, that’s my coach. Whatever opinions or whatever thoughts you have, has to be filtered through Apostolos, my father’. It can get quite hectic.”

The Greek star’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou has also played a huge role in his success. Stefanos talked about him and said, “Obviously the presence of Patrick. We are a strong, united team. My mom is also a small part of it. She brings a lot to the team, a lot of energy, a lot of good vibes. She is lovely.”

Stefanos Tsitsipas at French Open 2020
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his quarter final match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Stefanos Tsitsipas now faces a huge challenge

After his incredible performance against Rublev, Tsitsipas will now face Novak Djokovic. The Serb has been in incredible form this year and has lost only one match so far. He looks very good to win the title.

This is the first time that Stefanos will face Djokovic in a Grand Slam. The two will have to battle it out in a 5-setter, something Djokovic is very good at.

The Greek star clearly has a huge challenge in front of him. Time will tell if he can play well enough to reach his first-ever Grand Slam final.

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