Stefanos Tsitsipas started 2019 after having shown a lot of promise in 2018 but yet to have a remarkable achievement to his name. The Greek was already an ATP Next-Gen champion and ready to burst on a big scene.
This year however the stylish Greek youngster has taken his career up by leaps and bounds. He is now regarded as a future Grand Slam winner and a future World Number 1 in Men’s tennis. Here is what 2019 has brought to Tsitsipas’ career and how it could prove decisive.
Reaching His First Grand Slam Semifinal
Tsitsipas had a dream run in Australia in the season’s 1st Grand Slam. His finest moment came when he defeated the 6 time champion at the Australian Open Roger Federer in the 4th round.
The Greek would then go on further to defeat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarterfinals. He reached the semis only to be held back there by a steamrolling Rafa Nadal.
Beating Big 3 In The Same Year
Tsitsipas showed extreme maturity and talent while facing Roger, Rafa and Novak this year. He became one of the extremely few players who managed to defeat all the 3 greats in the same year.
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Stefanos defeated Federer in Australian Open and Nitto finals. He also beat Novak Djokovic in Shanghai this year. The Greek also managed a rare feat of defeating Nadal on clay which he did in the Madrid Masters.
Clinching His Biggest Title Yet
The talented Greek had his finest career moment so far at the O2 arena in London. He became one of the youngest players ever to lift the Nitto ATP world tour finals trophy.
The Greek beat an in form Roger Federer in the semi-final showing a immense well rounded game and extreme grit. Tsitsipas would then defeat Austria’s Dominic Thiem after coming from a set behind to win an extremely competitive and tight last final of the season.