FRUSTRATING! Stefanos Tsitsipas Loses Opening Round Doubles Match At ATP Hamburg Open 2021

Published 07/13/2021, 2:25 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his first round match against Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. REUTERS/Toby Melville


After enjoying an incredible clay-court swing which ended with a runner-up title at the French Open, Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered a first-round exit at Wimbledon in the hands of Frances Tiafoe.

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Having recovered pretty quickly from the debacle at SW19, Tsitsipas took to practice courts and began to plan his schedule going forward. In the process, the Greek star opted to play the Hamburg Open in Germany.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during the final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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Ahead of his second round singles matchup, Stefanos teamed up with his brother Petros Tsitsipas to play their opening match in men’s doubles draw.

Stefanos Tsitsipas lost the opening-round doubles match alongside brother Petros at Hamburg Open

Against the German-Australian pair of Tim Putz and Michael Venus, the Tsitsipas brothers lost a close-contest 5-7,6-7. Both Petros and Stefanos Tsitsipas have been playing doubles events together at several tournaments.

Despite participating in every other tournament, the duo experienced little to no success as a pair. Their best record was reaching the finals at Marseille Open earlier this year.

Coming to the matchup against Putz and Venus, the Tsitsipas brothers had to pay for the double-faults they made throughout the match. With the experience of Putz, the Greek pair weren’t able to accelerate at any point in the contest.

While the accurate serving of Stefanos Tsitsipas did a neat job of ensuring the scoreboard remains tight, it’s the baseline rallies and the volleying experience of Putz-Venus that ruined the party for Tsitsipas brothers.

Even at Wimbledon Championships, the Greek pair lost in the first-round against Cameron Norrie and Jamie Munar.

With the emergence of Tsitsipas on the ATP tour over the last couple of years, his brother Petros got the opportunity to play doubles events at several prestigious tournaments as they were offered wild-cards to participate together.

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Petros Tsitsipas plays singles at various Futures events and also reached the finals at a recently concluded tournament in France. He also represents Greece at the Davis Cup.

Coming to Stefanos, the French Open finalist will await the winner of the first-round contest between Maximilian Marterer and Dominik Koepfer in the second round of ATP Hamburg Open.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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