“Dudewithsign”: Coach Patrick Mouratoglou Joins Stefanos Tsitsipas in Hilarious Instagram Post

Published 07/20/2021, 1:22 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 16: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates victory after his semi-final singles match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during Day Seven of the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena on November 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

World No, 4, Stefanos Tsitsipas, has been making rounds on the internet for all the right reasons. Often hailed for his tennis, the Greek star, however, is now becoming a fan favorite for his shenanigans off-court. In his most recent stint of banter, legendary coach, Patrick Mouratoglou joined him to send fans into a frenzy.


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The duo has been spending time together at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy. In a recent post, the two hopped onto an Instagram trend, holding up signboards with cheeky lines. Like that wasn’t enough, fans were balling out to the captions of the two tennis greats.


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This isn’t the first time Stefanos has treated fans to some light-hearted humor. In fact, fans often wonder if he loves being the ‘dude with sign’ more than playing the game he’s so good at.




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The 22-year-old youngster has had a rather eventful season this year. From playing some major finals to facing surprise defeats and early exits, he’s been making headlines all year round.

While his shenanigans off-court keep him close to fans, his dynamics on-court keep him too close to controversy. Regardless, the World No. 4 is often vocal about his feelings and always unapologetically himself. He recently garnered world attention during his match at the Hamburg Open.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Hamburg European Open – Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany – July 16, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his quarter final match against Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic REUTERS/Cathrin Mueller

Playing in the quarter-final of the tournament, Stefanos was handed a code violation for apparent on-court coaching. This wasn’t a first for the Greek as he faced a similar incident at the Australian Open, earlier this year. Even though faced with criticism, the youngster took to Twitter to express how he truly felt about this situation.

He also said, “It is also a very basic truth that the vast majority of tennis coaches are actually coaching on court, despite the rules. Occasionally the players are punished for it, but for the most part they are not.” 

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Will Stefanos take part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

Setting aside all the banter and controversy, Stefanos Tsitsipas will represent his country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He travels to Tokyo, following his loss at the Hamburg Open. However, the Greek is sure to leave that defeat in the past and not let it become a setback ahead of the prestigious tournament.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Hamburg European Open – Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany – July 14, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates winning his round of 16 match against Germany’s Dominik Koepfer REUTERS/Cathrin Mueller

Reflecting upon a chance to don the proud colors of his country, he said, “Representing my country is the biggest honour that I could have had, and playing at the Olympics. For me Tokyo, I think it will be a fascinating experience. Obviously, I would love to give my best in each (and every) single match and put out a good show, and maybe even impress myself at some point.”


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Fans wait to see what new drama the youngster causes while promising an epic showdown in Tokyo.


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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.



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