After years of waiting and a situation that was about to become almost like a curse, Stefanos Tsitsipas won his first Masters 1000 in his career. He did it in an almost unexpected way as he was considered an outsider but few believed in his victory in Monte Carlo. Winning at Monte Carlo brought the Greek $250,000
|Net Worth||15 000 000$|
|Born||12 August 1998
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
Stefanos Tsitsipas Career
Stefanos Tsitsipas was born on August 12, 1998 in Athens to Russian mother Yulia Salnikova, daughter of soccer player Sergey Salnikov and Greek father Apostolos Tsitsipas, who now coaches Stefanos. The Greek tennis player is one of the brightest representatives of the new school of tennis, which prepares young athletes who surprise with the quality of their game and puzzle even the recognized masters of the sport. Stefanos has lived in Greece for quite a long time, but eventually decided to move to a more comfortable place and now lives in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Stefanos has impressive anthropometric data, his height is 193 cm and weight is 85 kg. But that’s only to his advantage, since it helps him to perform the main element of the game, which often brings him success. A killer swing serve has helped the tennis player more than once in many difficult situations, because not every opponent can handle it. In contrast to many of his opponents, the tennis player uses a one-handed backhand, which also gives him a big advantage.
Stefanos’ tennis journey began on the courts in the local resort town of Vouliagmeni, where his parents worked as tennis coaches for tourists. It was there that he first picked up a tennis racket and began to learn the secrets of the sport. Stephanos is the oldest of four children in the family. His younger brothers Petros and Pavlos and sister Elisavet also play tennis.
At the age of six, Tsitsipas began taking his first tennis lessons at the Glyfada Tennis Club, where his first coach was Giorgos Spiliopoulos, who taught him sports discipline, work ethic and proper technique. At the age of eight he switched to another mentor, Giorgos Fountoukos, a man who helped develop his game, particularly technique and footwork.
Tsitsipas began his junior career in 2013, at age 15. He reached the finals of the prestigious Orange Bowl junior tennis tournament two years in a row, in 2014 and 2015. He later moved from his hometown to train at the Patrick Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France and saw a big change in his game, which was a turning point in his career.
In 2016, Stefanos began his adult professional career. His first success was winning the Trofeo Bonfiglio, an A-level or International tournament in Milan, Italy. The same year he won the Junior Wimbledon with Kenneth Raisma, making him the second Greek tennis player to win a Grand Slam title after Niki Kalogeropoulos in 1963 and the first in the Open Era. Stefanos Tsitsipas is also the first Greek tennis player to break into the top 100 of the world rankings. As of today, the Greek tennis player is ranked No. 6.
In 2017, Stefanos made his Grand Slam debut at the French Open and reached the main draw, defeating Thomas Fabbiano, Gleb Sakharov and Oscar Otte, but lost in the first round to Ivo Karlovic in three sets. He also qualified for the Wimbledon main draw in 2017, defeating Santiago Giraldo, Yannick Hanfman and Joris de Loor, but again lost in three sets, this time to Dusan Lajovic.
At the 2018 Barcelona Open, Stefanos reached his first ATP final without losing a set, but lost in the final to Rafael Nadal. That same season, he won the Tennis Under-21 Final. In 2019, he did not go to Milan to defend the NextGen ATP Finals title as he qualified for the London Final, which he subsequently won by beating his friend Dominic Thiem in the final.
In 2020 Stefanos Tsitsipas managed to win the title in Marseille before the start of the quarantine, defeating Felix Auger Aliassime in the final
Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the semifinals of the Australian Open this year, where he lost to Daniil Medvedev of Russia, then lost to Alexander Zverev in the final of the Acapulco competition, and in April he won his first title of the year at the Monte Carlo competition
Maiden Masters title in Monte-Carlo 🏆
— ATP Tour (@atptour) April 18, 2021
Stefanos Tsitsipas Endorsements
Stefanos Tsitsipas has contracts with sportswear manufacturer Adidas, tennis racquet manufacturer Wilson.
Also among the Greek’s sponsors are the famous Stefanos Tsitsipas signed a new contract with Rolex watch brand and the cosmetics brand Rexona.
Stefanos Tsitsipas Net Worth
In 2021 Tsitsipas earned $1,277,056 in prize money for 22 victories in various tournaments.
During his professional career, Tsitsipas earned $13,843,100 in prize money according to the official ATP website. We estimated Stefanos Tsitsipas’ net worth at $15 000 000.