“Have Been Putting a Lot of Effort”: Stefanos Tsitsipas Opens Up on His New Digital Video Series

Published 03/01/2021, 11:00 PM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 17, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrating winning his quarter final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


The 22-year-old Greek god Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the most charismatic characters in tennis. He is also a man on a mission to do things his own way.

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As a result, the World No. 6 started his video-blogging channel on YouTube, and he seems to be as dedicated to vlogging as he is to tennis. Presently at the Rotterdam Open 2021, the second seed touched upon his new ‘Dear Fans’ video series with Tennis Channel.

WATCH: Alexander Zverev Spars with Stefanos Tsitsipas at ATP Rotterdam 2021 Practice

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Stefanos Tsitsipas does it all alone

Stefanos Tsitsipas clarified that nobody other than him was the mind and hands behind his vlogs. “I’ve been putting a lot of effort and a lot of work into it,” Tsitsipas told Essentially Sports. “And I’m the one editing the videos, I’m the one coming up with the ideas. People think I have a team behind it, which is not true or not accurate at all.”

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 11, 2021, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after winning his second-round match against Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis REUTERS/Loren Elliott

To take his stories up a notch and to deliver more insightful content, the Greek player joined hands with Tennis Channel. He even revealed that ‘Dear Fans’ will be exclusively available on their channel.

“I wanted to step it up, I wanted to add something extra to it. And I give you a heads up, I was really happy for this collaboration,” the Greek professional added.

Furthermore, he explained the motive behind doing episodes with Tennis Channel and said that it was to “give a perspective and an opportunity to the fans to see deeper and to see more of myself.”

The bottom line is that Tsitsipas wants to tell stories, share great ideas, and take people to beautiful places along with him.

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Tsitsipas can get ahead of Roger Federer in ATP Rankings

Tsitsipas is currently 35 points behind Roger Federer in the ATP Rankings. Therefore, it is likely that he will regain his career-high rank of No. 5 again in the ATP 500 Rotterdam Open.

Stefanos Tsitsipas (left) and Roger Federer after the Men’s Singles semi-final match on day seven of the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena, London. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

The 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer is currently counting down the days to his comeback at the ATP 250 Qatar Open. So the odds yet again favor the Greek professional to get ahead of the ‘King.’

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Interestingly, many consider Tsitsipas to be the next Federer, given his beguiling one-handed backhands and effortless playing style. Moreover, he has all that it takes to become a great player.

But can Tsitsipas go the extra mile and win a Grand Slam this year?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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