Stefanos Tsitsipas and Coach Patrick Mouratoglou Share the Ultimate Struggle of Tennis Players, Say ‘It’s the Most Important Thing’

Published 12/29/2021, 12:54 AM EST


Patrick Mouratoglou is one of the most successful coaches currently on the ATP and WTA Tours. He’s coaching top players like Serena Williams, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Coco Gauff. Recently, Mouratoglou shared old footage of Tsitsipas explaining the importance of financial support for tennis players.

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Since 2014, the Greek sensation has been working with Mouratoglou. The French Open 2021 finalist has made tremendous progress under Mouratoglou’s guidance and is establishing himself as one of the most influential players on the ATP tour.

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Patrick Mouratoglou shares an old video of Stefanos Tsitsipas

Patrick Mouratoglou has transformed Stefanos Tsitsipas into an impactful player on the Tour. However, in tennis, a barrier that is often discussed is the financial toll that the sport takes. Equipment, coaching, courts, and travel are all expensive and thus the cost can be a deterrent for many potential players.

Recently, the Frenchman uploaded an old video of Tsitsipas discussing the importance of financial aid in the sport.

Stefanos Tsitsipas stated, “It’s important. It’s really important because you get to travel all year long and the number one thing that you need is the financial part because not many people have the financial part. It’s really tough when you get to travel so much. I believe it’s the most important thing in your career.”

In addition, Patrick offered his assistance by writing in the caption, “How can we help?” It seems like Mouratoglou wants to help the next generation with financial support so that more fine players can emerge on the tour.

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Tsitsipas’ accomplishments with Mouratoglou

Tsitsipas and Mouratoglou have been working together since 2014, when the French coach saw a video of the youngster on YouTube and invited him to train at the Mouratoglou academy. In 2018, under his tutelage, Stefanos lifted his first ATP title at the Stockholm Open. Since then, he has been taking significant leaps on the tour. To date, the World No. 4 has managed to win seven ATP titles.

Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts after a service break in the fourth set against Adrian Mannarino of France on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, he cruised into his first Grand Slam finals at the French Open 2021. Subsequently, Tsitsipas reached his career-high rankings of World No. 3 in August 2021. Tsitsipas seems to be thriving under the guidance of Mouratoglou. We wish all the success for the pair ahead in the future.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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