Stefanos Tsitsipas

Alba Barragan

Semi-Pro
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.
He was being slept on, to be honest. His pro debut against Tsonga last year was very good, he has shown he has the talent, and his game has style (something lacking in the NextGen), so the potential has always been there, he just needed to have a great result in a tournament to announce himself.

I started following him at the end of 2016, and even though he still has many things to work on (stamina is the major issue imo), his progress is impressive, even more so considering he doesn't have many sponsors, a big team around him, and a strong federation that can support him and give him WCs.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I don't see the Guga resemblance mentioned by some. Guga's backhand was TEN times better. He has potential to have a better serve and forehand though.
how far does he rank in possibly the BEST 1-handed backhand in history of tennis ? is he up there with Wawrinka or Gasquet ??
 

Clay lover

Hall of Fame
how far does he rank in possibly the BEST 1-handed backhand in history of tennis ? is he up there with Wawrinka or Gasquet ??
You mean Guga? Definitely had a better clay court backhand than both of them and perhaps the greatest clay court OHBH if we do not adjust for advantages brought about by technology. That thing was a spin monster yet was highly capable of crushing high balls DTL, a rare characteristic of a OHBH.

On hardcourts Wawrinka's was more practical but Guga's topspin backhand should still rank within the top 10.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
You mean Guga? Definitely had a better clay court backhand than both of them and perhaps the greatest clay court OHBH if we do not adjust for advantages brought about by technology. That thing was a spin monster yet was highly capable of crushing high balls DTL, a rare characteristic of a OHBH.

On hardcourts Wawrinka's was more practical but Guga's topspin backhand should still rank within the top 10.
No, I meant Tsitpas.... Not guga. guga's backhand was mediocre and he got into trouble on fast courts when he got rushed on that backhand.
 

Thomas195

Semi-Pro
Stefanos' only real weakness is his serve. His serve is far too weaknfor a 6ft4 guy, far worse than guys like Tsonga, and even worse than Berdych. Honestly I may even rate Murray 1st serve above his serve.

Stefanos would have been a true force right now if he has Phillippoussis/Krajicek/Raonic/Roddick-like serve.
 

DJTaurus

Professional

FedGR

Semi-Pro
Not too bad for Tsitsipas... Lots of attitude in the court but seems like he has the game to support it.
 

HazBeen18

Rookie
He has a lot of potential... as do others in his age-range... I think one of the things that separates him from the others for me, though, is the belief. He carries himself in a way that he expects to win each match he plays. I have the feeling that were he to go very deep at a Slam and take out a few big names along the way, his confidence (and game) would soar. His wide first serve (slice) is pretty effective. Other than that, he's got some work to do on his service game. Unlike others here I actually like his BH. He hits a lot of extreme angles with it, which sets him up for FH put-away.
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
Tsitsipas and Shapovalov are right handed and left handed one handers who will lead the next generation of payers in 3 years.
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
So far, Tsits has done as much or even more than Shaps, and without the overhype.
Shapo is 1 year younger but is ranked higher and has a win over Nadal. Tsitsipas is yet to score a big win. I like them both and believe they will be future top 5 players.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
Shapo is 1 year younger but is ranked higher and has a win over Nadal. Tsitsipas is yet to score a big win. I like them both and believe they will be future top 5 players.
Shaps is actually half an year younger. Shaps win over Nadal was over a poor form Nadal, not current Nadal.
And that is only one big win.
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
Shaps is actually half an year younger. Shaps win over Nadal was over a poor form Nadal, not current Nadal.
And that is only one big win.
Nadal won USO only 4 weeks after the loss to Shapo. He wasn't too far off. Even a win over depleted Nadal has to be regarded very highly when an 18 yo does that. I think both Shapo and Tsisi will fight for no.1 in 5 years time. I like them both, but so far, I think it is fair to say Shapo has done slightly better, however small the margin may be.
 
hes gonna get better and with little more strength and a sharper serve we are looking at a potential multi slam winner on several surfaces... just great to watch.
 

Sport

Legend
I think even on clay, Wawrinka would have destroyed Guga from backhand side.
Nadal with his forehand's high balls "exposed" Wawrinka's backhand on clay at RG 2013 and RG 2017. Still, Wawrinka's backhand is my favorite one for hard courts.
 
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Notirouswithag

Professional
Dzumhur -> Thiem -> Djokovic -> A Zverev in the same tournament, and an ATP 1000 at that? I'd say that's pretty good tbh.

As long as he can just keep his momentum going and steady he should keep slowly climbing.

Just needs to be a bit clearer on hos shot selection under pressure points
 
After the beatdown he suffered last weekend I thought it was an extremely impressive performance to be 2 match points down today and roll to a victory. That takes a champions mentality. If his game doesn't go south on him he has majors in his future for sure.

side note: Id love to see the Zverev and Tsisipas match become a big rivalry. Good for tennis.
 

prairiegirl

Hall of Fame
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
Same as Shapovalov hype last summer. Next up is the hype over DiMinaur. They'll be calling him the next Rod Laver.
 

flanker2000fr

Professional
Fantastic young prospect.

Still has to work physically, improve his game management and his serve.

But the guy has extremely clean shots on both sides, comes to the net naturally, and seems to be having a really good head on his shoulders.

I really like his forehand execution, with a classic eastern grip. Looks effortless.
 

NuBas

Legend
Same as Shapovalov hype last summer. Next up is the hype over DiMinaur. They'll be calling him the next Rod Laver.
I'm starting to ease onto Tsitsipas, he shows lots of fighting spirit. I still think style-wise he reflects more Guga/Sampras instead of Federer. Shapovalov I think can still turn it around but perhaps he needs another coach.
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
He might actually be one of the more likable characters of his generation, which isn't much. But at least he's not Zverev
 

DJTaurus

Professional
I'm starting to ease onto Tsitsipas, he shows lots of fighting spirit. I still think style-wise he reflects more Guga/Sampras instead of Federer. Shapovalov I think can still turn it around but perhaps he needs another coach.
He trains at muratoglu academy but still his dad is his main coach. :)
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
Dzumhur (#24)
Thiem (#8)
Djokovic (#10)
A Zverev (#3)
Anderson (#6)

That has to be one of the hardest draws to a final: 4 top 10 players in a row.

If he plays Nadal and wins, he'll have beaten 5 top 10 players in a row, including #1.
 
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Stefanos' only real weakness is his serve. His serve is far too weaknfor a 6ft4 guy, far worse than guys like Tsonga, and even worse than Berdych. Honestly I may even rate Murray 1st serve above his serve.

Stefanos would have been a true force right now if he has Phillippoussis/Krajicek/Raonic/Roddick-like serve.
Murray has a good first serve it’s his second serve which is a major liability.
 

Guy Jones

Rookie
Along with that Russian lad (Rublev), the most talented of that particular generation. Once he improves his backhand approach shot he has a complete arsenal for multiple slams.
 

NuBas

Legend
Stefanos has nice game, I like the variety and his patience. I think he plays smart and uses his length to his advantage. Once he physically matures more, he will have even more power. He has ability to become really good. I sure hope Shapovalov catches up to him. The one handed backhand is not dead and well alive.
 
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