Stefanos Tsitsipas Reacts to Watching Venus and Serena Williams’ ‘King Richard’, Makes New Wish For Will Smith

Published 12/16/2021, 7:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 25: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece practices with his father and coach, Apostolos Tsitsipas and Gael Monfils of France during the run up to the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


The 2021 season has been a great year for Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 23-year-old is the youngest player to have ranked in the top 10 of the ATP rankings. Currently, he is the World No. 4.

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Despite having a great year, Tsitsipas saw a decline in his performance towards the end. This was because of his elbow injury. Nevertheless, the 2021 ATP season will definitely go down as a great season for the young athlete.

Stefanos Tsitsipas is considering a ‘Hollywood-level’ coach

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Known for his aggressive baseline play with powerful groundstrokes, it seems Stefanos Tsitsipas is looking to expand his game in different directions. The 7-time ATP title winner is coached by none other than famous French coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

Tennis – ATP Finals – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy – November 15, 2021 Russia’s Andrey Rublev in action during his group stage match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Not only is Mouratoglou the coach to Stefanos Tsitsipas, but he is also Serena Williams‘ coach. That is definitely some elite company for the Greek.

However, it seems as if ahead of the 2022 season, Tsitsipas is looking to make a few changes to his team. He took to Twitter to ask none other than Hollywood A-lister Will Smith to be his coach!

Undoubtedly, this is in regard to Will Smith’s latest outing as the great Richard Williams in his new movie, ‘King Richard’. The 53-year-old actor has played the father of Venus and Serena Williams with remarkable finesse, impressing critics and audiences alike.

Clearly, Smith’s performance also blew away Tsitsipas, too, as the latter asked Smith to be his very own coach!

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Tsitsipas feels great ahead of the 2022 season

Retiring from the ATP Finals due to his elbow, Stefanos now has positive news on that front. Speaking to Greek TV Channel ANT1, Tsitsipas talked about his elbow and recovery.

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

“My elbow is fantastic,” Tsitisipas updated fans. “I am sure I will be 100% back. The goal is definitely to go even higher. I hope the preparation goes well and that the new year will be three times better than this season.” [h./t Tennis.com]

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Clearly, with the new season right around the corner, Tsitsipas is raring to go, and the tennis world will watch the young Greek star return to the court with bated breath.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. A collegiate athlete himself, he admires all sportspersons who put in the work in order to achieve excellence.

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