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#NEXTGEN Focus: Stefano Tsitsipas


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  • Hartt · August 23, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Hartt writes:

    Scoop, thanks for this piece – I always enjoy hearing about Stefano. It sounds like he is on the right track and I hope he does make top 100 this season.

  • Scoop Malinowski · August 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Scoop Malinowski writes:

    Hartt; Glad you liked the feature. I hope to do a Biofile with Stef if he wins tomorrow. Just did a Biofile with Casper Ruud.

  • Hartt · August 24, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Hartt writes:

    Was so glad to see Tsitsipas get the win over Berrettini today, but what a roller coaster! 6-7, 7-6, 7-6. I was watching on live scores and it seemed like the match would never end – it was very nerve-wracking. I read that he faces Mahut next – that could be a terrific match.

  • Scoop Malinowski · August 25, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Scoop Malinowski writes:

    Hartt; I was there for the third set of Tsitsipas vs Berrettini and it was probably the match of the day. Tsitsipas was up 3-0 in the third and then 5-4 with triple match point on the serving Italian but he couldn't finish it! After losing that game he had to change an orange adidas shoe because he popped a shoe lace! (on the deuce point which gave Berrettini the game point.) Berrettini is very good for a guy I never heard of before. Especially strong two hander up the line passing shots but he can do everything including volley. He's 21 so he has a bright future. Tsitsipas had to work and barely held on to hold for 65 and then Berrettini managed to hold a tough game also for 66 but then Tsitsipas managed to fight off the frustration of blowing the three match points earlier and earned a 6-2 lead and then finished it out. Tsitsipas is a silky smooth artist, stands 6-4 or more, and is coahced by his dad and it seems Moratouglou who was there watching. It was the last match of the day and it was packed. Great way to end the day, or night, it was 8:40 when we looked at our phones after exiting the mini stadium court 13.

  • jg · August 25, 2017 at 7:03 am

    jg writes:

    I watched the first set and Berrettini can blast the ball, Tsitsipas was having trouble with the pace, he must have figured it out.

  • Scoop Malinowski · August 25, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Scoop Malinowski writes:

    jg: Yes he sure does rip the ball. Like an Italian Gabashvili, skinny with long arms and kind of a gangly mover but he can motor around the court and strike winners from just about anywhere. I'm curious to see where he goes from here. Not sure if Tsitsipas figured Berrettini out or if he merely survived 🙂

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  • herios · October 21, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Tsitsipas defeated Goffin, the top seed in Antwerpen his biggest win of his career.
    He will make the top 100 comes next week.

  • Scoop Malinowski · October 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Scoop Malinowski writes:

    Herios; Absolutely monumental win by young Tsitsipas. He has officially declared to the ATP world that he is for real and is a force to be reckoned with. He also beat Karlovic this week which is another huge win because Ivo's ranking is falling to outside top 50 so Ivo was hungry and desperate to collect some ATP points to fix his poor by his standards ranking. I swa Tsitsipas lose in the last round of US Open qualies in three sets to Mahut who ended up having a nice run in the US Open main draw. Tsitsipas is still very young and coltish looking, so when he matures physically and gets more experience with the ATP Tour Level he will surely do some big things. I am so impressed by Schwartzman who can pop the top ten in my opinion. Two dominant wins this year over Ferrer tells us all we need to know about Diego Schwartzman.

  • herios · October 28, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Tsitsipas continues to play well. This week in Brest on the Challenger tour, he reached the finals, after beating 2 top 100 players, Chardy and Copil.

  • herios · October 29, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Tsitsipas loses the final in Brest, but what is interesting is his opponent was an even younger player, 18y old Moutet from France.
    Moutet is another player to watch next year.

  • Scoop Malinowski · October 30, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Scoop Malinowski writes:

    Moutet has declared himself with this win because Tsitsipas was red hot. How about Tommy Robredo playing first round this week in the Challenger against sixteen year old Rudolph Molleker. Yuozhny has just won his second straight Challenger. Three years ago a Russian journo in DC was telling me Youzhny was thinking of quitting every month. But he's still out there and putting up strong results. What an underrated unsung player Youzhny is, though he never has beaten Roger.

  • herios · January 3, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Very good debut from Tsitsipas this season. Got through in the qualifications in Doha, the defeated Florian Mayer and today Gasquet.
    I am watching him closely, looks like he will be doing some waves. I

  • Scoop Malinowski · January 3, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Scoop Malinowski writes:

    Tsitsipas is ready to win ATP titles now. I would even dare to say Tsitsipas at 19 today looked even better than Fed did at 19 in 2000. More mature, more composed. Okay now don't shoot me!



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