Stefanos Tsitsipas began playing tennis with his father at the age of three. Within a short period, Greek tennis ace made his name available in the history book. However, his father, Apostolos Tsitsipas, unveiled his son’s career commencement struggles in the recent interview.
While Tsitsipas parents are experienced tennis players, they started to teach their oldest son at a young age. His father especially took tennis lessons at the University of Athens to boost his children’s growth.
Apostolos is now coaching the World No.6 with the help of Patrick Mouratoglou training centre.
A recent online conversation with the Democritus University of Thrace, Father Tsitsipas said he is delighted with his collaboration with his son.
Speaking about his son’s character, Apostolos explained, “Stefanos is a charismatic child. He really listens and tries hard every day for many years to achieve his goals. He listens carefully to each coach and believes that he can learn something from everyone.” (Quotes translated into English via Google translator)
Father continued, “Our cooperation is completely harmonious, and it is my pleasure to work with Stefanos because I love him, as I love my other children.”
“Stefanos Is A Child Of Low Tones, Cooperative, Not Demanding”: Apostolos Tsitsipas
Tennis is an international and expensive sport. At the career beginning, players need to take adequate training and play in several competitions around the world but, it is not a piece of cake for everyone.
Stefanos Tsitsipas admitted once he is the primary source of income of his family.
Speaking his son’s career beginning difficulties,“One of the most important problems was the financial one after the age of 15, and 16 and Stefanos had to travel often to participate in various tournaments.”
“But in general, Stefanos is a child of low tones, cooperative, not demanding and even on this occasion to emphasize that I personally learned many things from Stefanos. It is important that teachers and coaches let their athletes develop their talent and creativity.”, Father concluded.