WATCH: Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Intense Training on Beach Ahead of Australian Open 2021

Published 12/23/2020, 12:08 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 17, 2020 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates winning his group stage match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev REUTERS/Toby Melville


With less than 50 days for the 2021 Australian Open to begin, tennis players have been busting their chops in the pre-season. More so than any other player, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas has a back-breaking regime in place to prepare for next season. Mouratoglou Tennis Academy uploaded the video of World No. 6 getting reps in on the beach.

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Stef’s 2020 season did not go very well compared to the previous year. In 2019, he won three titles including the ATP Finals and reached the semi-finals of Australian Open. The 22-year-old Greek also ended as the runner-up in three ATP tournaments, including Masters 1000 in Madrid. He got his highest-ranking of World No. 5 the same year.

His match against World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the 2020 French Open semi-finals displayed great tennis from both ends. Even though Tsitsipas’ leg edema worsened after the match, he went on to play the entire season. However, he failed to deliver any good results. But the Greek player is a player who can win big titles, believes his coach Mouratoglou.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas in great shape for the 2021 season

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his group stage match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Toby Melville

Tennis is an injury-prone sport and demands proper rest for a full recovery. Fortunately, his poor run at the ATP Finals this year helped him get extra time to work on his physical strength. As a result, Tsitsipas looks in top shape once again.

The highest-ranked Greek professional is seen doing reps on the beach and a staircase. His energy seems to be on another level as he pushes through the drills.

The caption of this preseason video reads, “Stefanos Tsitsipas’ preseason training looks exhausting just watching it.” He has been working with the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy since 2018. Frenchman Patrick Mouratoglou is also the coach of the 23 times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams.

Getting those reps in on the beach 💪@StefTsitsipas' preseason training looks exhausting just watching it 🥵 pic.twitter.com/mxXzEssYFc

— Mouratoglou Tennis Academy (@MouratoglouAcad) December 22, 2020

stef training hard today 🥵 pic.twitter.com/0Bna8iugz7

— ‏ً (@stefanostsitsi) December 22, 2020

Will Tsitsipas go big again in Australia?

Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 17, 2020, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his group stage match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

The effort put in will definitely give Stefanos the results when they matter – during a live match. However, there is still no confirmation on whether he will play the ATP Cup before the Australian Open. Nevertheless, it can be fairly said that he is ready to go full throttle for the entirety of 2021.

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Tsitsipas also revealed that the Russian Karen Khachanov will be his quarantine partner at the Australian Open. Although the Russian is a former Top 10 player, the reason behind the Greek choosing him is hilarious – read about that here.

Above all, the Greek force is ready to take on the challenges of 2021.

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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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