“Won’t Be Satisfied with Good Results”: Patrick Mouratoglou Has Great Expectations from Stefanos Tsitsipas

Published 11/20/2020, 8:08 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


Patrick Mouratoglou is one of the best coaches in the game. The partnership he shared with Serena Williams has been highly successful over the years. Patrick has his own tennis academy where he grooms youngsters, and in 2018, Stefanos Tsitsipas joined the academy. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Greek has been under regular observation by Patrick himself. Having won his first ATP match towards the end of 2017, Stefanos has grown rapidly as a player. He won his first ATP title at the Stockholm Open in 2018. He followed it up by reaching the final of the Rogers Cup. The impressive part was that he beat four Top 10 players en route. 

Recently, while speaking about Tsitsipas, Patrick had only high words of praise for him and stated, “Stefanos is extremely special, and I believe that he has everything to become a champion. I really believe that he has everything to achieve (a Grand Slam)…I think he’s a bit obsessed with tennis, which is something that is extremely important.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates winning his group stage match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Stefanos Tsitsipas desires to strive for greatness

It’s no secret that Stefanos has the ability to do wonders in the game. The win he had over Roger Federer in the Australian Open 2019 gave fans a sight of that. Later that year, he won the ATP Finals. It was the first time Tsitsipas ever qualified for the season-ending finale. As a matter of fact, he has registered wins against Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. He knows what it takes to beat the best.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

On the subject of Tsitsipas’ potential, Mouratoglou added, “He wants to be at the top of the game. That’s the thing that drives him every day. And he will not be satisfied with the good results. He wants great results. “

DIVE DEEPER

How Alexander Zverev Can Beat Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals 2020

10 months ago

The current year has not been up to the mark according to Tsitsipas’ standards. He lost to Nadal in a three-set encounter at the ATP Finals yesterday. It’ll be interesting to see what’s in store from the talented player-coach duo in the season ahead.  

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Rohan Kollare

1108 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT