Stefanos Tsitsipas

#5
This kid could turn to be real deal of the Next gen.
1m 93cm tall , excellent serve, very good FH, BH is a bit loopy , solid mover , pretty cool demeanor to 19 yo.
Without xyz WC given, enters Top 100 next Monday.
Go Stefanos!
I genuinely want to know why you think so abou his serve, because I can’t see why it is great. Sure the motion is beautiful and fluid, but the stroke itself considering all aspects(pace, spin, angles, variety etc.) looks just average to me.
 
#6
I genuinely want to know why you think so abou his serve, because I can’t see why it is great. Sure the motion is beautiful and fluid, but the stroke itself considering all aspects(pace, spin, angles, variety etc.) looks just average to me.
In my opinion first serve looks very good to 19 yo player in all aspects you mentioned.He actually has variety on ,it I saw some solid second serve kickers in yesterday match , although David as very good and more experienced returner carved them up.Out wide slice serve gives him time to open up the court for his FH nicely. Those are the basics of modern game. I guess in the future he will have nice amount of cheep points on serve
 
#7
This kid could turn to be real deal of the Next gen.
1m 93cm tall , excellent serve, very good FH, BH is a bit loopy , solid mover , pretty cool demeanor to 19 yo.
Without xyz WC given, enters Top 100 next Monday.
Go Stefanos!
Everyone says that about every single 18 and 19 year old Their futures will just have to play out, but yes, he has a lot of talent.
 
#8
Agree.
I just commented my impressions of his game. With couple of others Stefanos caught my attention while he was playing ITF junior tour .I was curious how transition would look . For now it seems quite good.
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
#9
I genuinely want to know why you think so abou his serve, because I can’t see why it is great. Sure the motion is beautiful and fluid, but the stroke itself considering all aspects(pace, spin, angles, variety etc.) looks just average to me.
I agree. He's tall and for his height his serve is average at best, his 2nd serve clearly is below average.

Beyond that it looks to me like he has a sub-optimal hitting point on the backhand, it looks like he's hitting too far behind and forcing the spin with lower arm rotation, which would explain why his backhands are so loopy.
 
#10
In my opinion first serve looks very good to 19 yo player in all aspects you mentioned.He actually has variety on ,it I saw some solid second serve kickers in yesterday match , although David as very good and more experienced returner carved them up.Out wide slice serve gives him time to open up the court for his FH nicely. Those are the basics of modern game. I guess in the future he will have nice amount of cheep points on serve
In my opinion first serve looks very good to 19 yo player in all aspects you mentioned.He actually has variety on ,it I saw some solid second serve kickers in yesterday match , although David as very good and more experienced returner carved them up.Out wide slice serve gives him time to open up the court for his FH nicely. Those are the basics of modern game. I guess in the future he will have nice amount of cheep points on serve
As @SpinToWin stated as well, for a guy that tall I just would not call Stefanos’ serve anything special. That being said, you made a valid point that he is just 19 yo, and when he is completely developed physically he may have more firepower to his serve as well.
 
#27
This guy has what it takes IMHO. Not saying he is the next Fed, but there's quite a lot to like in this guy and does remind me a little of early Fed. He's basically a junior, so judging him as a pro seems a little harsh, but here goes.

Impressive: demeanour, shot selection. Clearly knows how to win and come back in matches.
Pretty good: footwork and forehand but could improve with fitness, physical maturity, experience.
Needs work:
1. OHBH he hits it a little early and across himself which opens up accuracy problems.
2. inconsistent court position. He isn't quite organised enough yet to maintain good position against big hitters like Thiem who just rushed him too often so gets a bit lost there.
3. SERVE. Looks passable but inaccurate, easy to read and looks like he's falling back and to BH-side with some weird rotation in the motion. I'd be surprised if this is not changed quite substantially.
 
#34
Everyone says that about every single 18 and 19 year old Their futures will just have to play out, but yes, he has a lot of talent.
Yes, everyone does. People have alternatively said it about Chung, Zverev, Shapovalov, and Boric. My opinion is these five will probably be in the top 10 in the next couple of years.
 
#35
In my opinion first serve looks very good to 19 yo player in all aspects you mentioned.He actually has variety on ,it I saw some solid second serve kickers in yesterday match , although David as very good and more experienced returner carved them up.Out wide slice serve gives him time to open up the court for his FH nicely. Those are the basics of modern game. I guess in the future he will have nice amount of cheep points on serve
that fluid serve gives him nice disguise... the more he develops the more dangerous he gets
 
#43
This kid could turn to be real deal of the Next gen.
1m 93cm tall , excellent serve, very good FH, BH is a bit loopy , solid mover , pretty cool demeanor to 19 yo.
Without xyz WC given, enters Top 100 next Monday.
Go Stefanos!
I think he already was in top 100, wasn't he?
 
#47
I think this guy is being over hyped for the moment, he is lanky awkward player and I think Shapovalov has better potential and ground strokes. Tsitsipas next Federer? lol
 
#48
I think this guy is being over hyped for the moment, he is lanky awkward player and I think Shapovalov has better potential and ground strokes. Tsitsipas next Federer? lol
Agree. I like Stefanos, he's one of my favorites Next Gen players, but he's suffering from the first breakthrough overhype syndrome.
I don't think Shapo is much better, though...
 

DJTaurus

Professional
#49
Agree. I like Stefanos, he's one of my favorites Next Gen players, but he's suffering from the first breakthrough overhype syndrome.
I don't think Shapo is much better, though...
Of course shapovalov has more brute power on his game and i see him achieving greater results than tsitsi in the future. Tsitsipas is the least hyped player of next gen.....most people didn’t even know him till Barca tournament. All the hype surrounds zverev, shapo and Chung....tsitsi came under the radar and because of his work ethic and full dedication to the sport he managed those results. If you watched him last year he has massively improved but still lacks on footwork and stamina.
 
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