Stefanos Tsitsipas- Bio, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality and His Connection with Russia

Published 06/12/2021, 6:53 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 11, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his semi final match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


Stefanos Tsitsipas has earned himself quite the reputation in tennis in the last two years. The 22-year-old has played amazingly well at the French Open 2021 and will play his first-ever Grand Slam final on Sunday. Overall, he is a phenomenal player, especially on clay, and recently became the first Greek player to reach the finals of a Major.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas: Everything to know about his early life and family

It will not be wrong to say that tennis is in the blood of the Tsitsipas family as Stefanos Tsitsipas‘ mother and father both have been associated with the sport. His father, Apostolos Tsitsipas, is a tennis coach and has been training him since he was three years old. His mother, Julia Apostoli, is also a former tennis player and was a junior World No.1 and represented the Soviet Union in the Federation Cup.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 11, 2021. Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his semi-final match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Just like his mother, Tsitsipas too was a junior World No.1. Even though he didn’t win any junior Grand Slam titles in the singles category, he and his partner, Kenneth Raisma, won the Wimbledon Championships 2016 in the doubles category. With this, he also became the first Greek player to win a junior Grand Slam in the Open Era.

As of now, Tsitsipas has 7 career titles to his name. His best career ranking is 5 so far which is also his current ranking on the ATP Tour.

Tsitsipas: Nationality and Ethnicity

Tsitsipas is one of those athletes who is raised up in a mix of cultures. His father is Greek, while his mother is Russian. This is how the 22-year-old is connected to Russia. Even though he is Greek, he respects all the cultures. Interestingly, he is the only Greek player who has won over three ATP titles on tour.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 6, 2021. Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his fourth-round match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

He took training at the Mouratoglou Academy in France and ever since 2018, Patrick Mouratoglou has also been in coach. He even reached the French Open semi-finals last year but lost to Novak Djokovic back then.

It is definitely a big moment for his nation and all his countrymen will be cheering for the 22-year-old at the French Open 2021. It’ll be intriguing to see if he manages to win the title in Paris or not.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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