Stefanos Tsitsipas Faces a Baffling Snub As Greece Tennis Ditch Him for His Younger Brother To Lead the Country

Published 12/19/2023, 7:28 AM EST

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The recent news of the 2024 United Cup captains seemed quite interesting as Stefanos Tsitsipas‘ brother Petros Tsitsipas will take over as Greece’s Captain. While many think this news moved Stefanos Tsitsipas out of the spotlight, fans would say otherwise. Previously, the world’s former number three player was blamed for offering unfair benefits to his brother. This is because Petros Tsitsipas’s career has been flooded with wildcard entries. Now following Petros Tsitsipas’s captaincy, fans think Greece’s tennis team is more like a family affair.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas’ unwinding love for a brother is nothing less than a treat to the eyes. While the world’s number six player faced a setback in the 2023 ATP finals, his brother might bring the cup to Greece this time.

Stefanos Tsitsipas’ brother bagged the captaincy of team Greece in the United Cup 2024

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Portuguese tennis commentator and journalist Jose Morgado recently shared the names of the captains for individual countries in the upcoming United Cup. While fans spotted popular names like Iga Swiatek for Poland or Djokovic for Serbia. They were surprised to see Stefanos Tsitsipas’s brother Petros Tsitsipas as the team Greece’s captain. Now Stefanos Tsitsipas’ twenty-three-year-old brother has already made astonishing headlines with a good performance in this year’s Australian Open.

Petros Tsitsipas won the ATP doubles alongside with his elder brother Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2023 European Open. After that, he caught the attention of many stalwarts in the tennis fraternity.

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Despite the criticism about favoritism, Petros Titsipas as Team Greece’s captain surely delighted fans’ hearts. Now everyone is willing to see how he leads Greece positively in the upcoming United Cup.

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Apart from Iga Swiatek and Novak Djokovic, the list of the upcoming United Cup captains is quite interesting. Jessica Pegula will lead the team USA, whereas Jasmine Paolini is Italy’s captain. Norway will be led by Casper Rudd and Alex de Minaur will take charge of Australia’s team. Then there is Alexander Zverev for Germany and David Witt for the USA with Pegula. Not to forget, Viktor Troicki will help Novak Djokovic to ensure Serbia’s indomitable fighting spirit in the tournament.

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Petros Tsitsipas’s name as the captain of team Greece surely brought hope among fans. Considering his brother’s outstanding performance, fans hope Petros Tsitsipas to lead Greece to its victory at the United Cup 2024.

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