WATCH: Stefanos Tsitsipas Steps Up Training as Australian Open 2021 Inches Closer

Published 12/28/2020, 4:05 AM EST
Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his group stage match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Toby Melville


The Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas has certainly established himself in the game. The young 22-year-old is one of the most talented players on tour, available from the current crop.

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On occasions, Tsitsipas has produced tennis of the highest quality. Performances during certain tournaments have led him to achieve glory. 

However, the only aspect lacking in his game is that he fails to maintain consistency. It’s natural for a player of his age to try out things to figure out various strategies.

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For a player who has been the highest-ranked at the junior levels, it surely makes way for an exciting prospect in the making. 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 20: Stefanos Tsitsipas (R) of Greece and Roger Federer of Switzerland congratulate each other after Australian Open 2019 Men’s Singles match in Melbourne, Australia on January 20, 2019. Stefanos Tsitsipas won the match with 3-2. (Photo by Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Stefanos Tsitsipas training in Dubai ahead of the first Major in 2021

With the first grand slam of the new year around the corner, players have intensified their training routines. Speaking of the Greek, he has been training at the Mouratoglou tennis academy in Dubai.

The recently opened tennis academy in the UAE has been witnessing A-list players training strongly, like Kristina Mladenovic and now Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Over the years, Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou has been busy grooming youngsters. Players like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Coco Gauff train under the super coach.

Mouratoglou has been around the game for over 2 decades. He founded the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in 1996 near Paris.

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Coming back to Tsitsipas, he beat Roger Federer in their 2019 match at the Australian Open. The win that night did give the world a little glimpse into the future of the men’s game.

Later that year, he won the season-ending ATP Finals, which boosted his confidence. In 2020, the man from Greece made it to the semi-finals at Roland Garros. Over the past couple of seasons, Stefanos has made it to the semi-finals at 2 different majors. 

As we move into the next season, we do expect him to grow and develop. With the likes of Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev advancing themselves, Tsitsipas will surely look to take a leap forward.

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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