20-year old Greek tennis star, Stefanos Tsitsipas wins his first ATP title of 2019

in steemsports •  26 days ago




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20-year old Greek tennis sensation, Stefanos Tsitsipas, is gradually making giants strides in the sports that has continuously garnered him global recognition.
Stefanos Tsitsipas showed how much talent and potential he’s got when he reached the last four of the Australian Open last month. He is looking like a rising star in the sport and the new face of Greek tennis.

At the event which held in Melbourne, Australia, the 20-year old stunned former world number one, and Swiss Tennis legend, Roger Federer, to reach the semi-final of the tournament.
Despite failing to reach the final after suffering defeat to Rafael Nadal, he definitely staked a claim for the top 10 position in the world tennis ranking. And if his recent results and form are anything to go by, then the Greek star would likely break into the top-10 sooner than later.
As far as ATP titles go, Stefanos Tsitsipas was the first Greek tennis player to win an ATP tour title, when he won the Stockholm Open in October 2018. Ever since his ATP World Tour title win last year, he has found enough zest to push himself towards the top echelon of the sport.

Stefanos Tsitsipas who is currently the highest ranking Greek tennis player ever, is also the youngest ranked player in the ATP top-20 rankings
Competing amongst the big boys in the Australian Open, which was the first grand slam of the year, Tsitsipas set himself on a high pedestal.
He beat 20-time Grand Slam champ, Roger Federer, to reach the semi-final in Melbourne, but then lost to Spaniard, Rafael Nadal.
Now, fast-forward a few weeks after; the 20-year old Greek star has won himself the just concluded Open 13 Provence title in Marseille, France.
The final of the event pitted Stefanos Tsitsipas against Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin, and Tsitsipas showed what he was about by winning his first ATP tournament of 2019. It wasn’t an easy game by a long stretch, but despite going down 4 – 2 in the second set of the match, Tsitsipas recovered superbly to win 7 – 5 7 – 6 (7 – 5).
Kazakhstan’s Kukushkin couldn’t contain Tsitsipas, and even though he survived an early break point in the first set, he ultimately lost it after failing to hold sway.

Tsitsipas, on the other hand, struggled in the second set but held his nerves to clinch a well deserved victory thereby putting himself and his country on the tennis map for years to come.
At just 20-years of age, the Greek star is now ranked number 12 in the world, and continues to make a case for a place in the top-10 tennis ranking with his consistent top performances.
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