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Stefanos Tsitsipas: Greek tennis star playing at the Australian Open sends women into a frenzy 


There’s more than just tennis attracting female fans to the Australian Open this year. 

‘Greek god’ tennis champion Stefanos Tsitsipas has been sending women into a frenzy since his debut on the court this year, with many tuning in just to see his smouldering physique in action.

At the age of 22, the hunky athlete has already been named the highest-ranked Greek player in history.

He's a hit! 'Greek god' tennis hunk Stefanos Tsitsipas, 22, (pictured) has been sending local women into a frenzy as he competes in the Australian Open

He’s a hit! ‘Greek god’ tennis hunk Stefanos Tsitsipas, 22, (pictured) has been sending local women into a frenzy as he competes in the Australian Open 

Stefanos, who won his match against France’s Gilles Simon at the Australian Open on Tuesday, is currently ranked the world’s no. 5, making the youngest men’s player in the top ten. 

Born in Athens, Greece, Stefanos grew up in a sporting family and began playing tennis at age six.   

His father Apostolos has acted as his tennis coach since Stefanos was 12 years old, while his mother Ioulia – a former top-200 tennis player – has also spent years helping her son improve his skills on the court.  

Hot stuff! Stefanos, who won his match against France's Gilles Simon at the Australian Open on Tuesday, is currently ranked the world's no. 5, making the youngest men's player in the top ten

Hot stuff! Stefanos, who won his match against France’s Gilles Simon at the Australian Open on Tuesday, is currently ranked the world’s no. 5, making the youngest men’s player in the top ten

Under his parents’ tutelage, the young sportsman has dominated the international tennis circuit, and has even been named the world’s next Roger Federer.  

However, Stefanos has made no secret that travelling around the world for tennis competitions with his parents in tow has its difficulties.  

‘Sometimes, honestly, I’m tired of them, to have them around all the time. At the same time they’re my family and I love them. It’s not easy travelling with your family,’ he confessed during a press conference last year.  

Adonis: The talented athlete has attracted a legion of admirers thanks to his model good looks

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Adonis: The talented athlete has attracted a legion of admirers thanks to his model good looks

Sorry, ladies! Unfortunately for his many female admirers, however, Stefanos is said to be dating a Greek socialite Theodora Petalas (pictured)

Sorry, ladies! Unfortunately for his many female admirers, however, Stefanos is said to be dating a Greek socialite Theodora Petalas (pictured) 

Aside from his sporting career, the handsome star is also a keen vlogger, often posting videos about his life on the road and the emotional battles he’s faced during his career.   

In 2016, he made headlines by uploading an emotional vlog about the moment he almost drowned while swimming at the beach while visiting Crete for a competition.  

Luckily, the then 18-year-old was saved by his father, who swam into the water and dragged him to safety.  

Keeping it real: Aside from his sporting career, the handsome star is also a keen vlogger, often posting videos about his life on the road

Keeping it real: Aside from his sporting career, the handsome star is also a keen vlogger, often posting videos about his life on the road

In his video, titled ‘The day I was supposed to lose my life’, Stefanos gulped back tears as he recalled the horror of feeling powerless, and how he’d made peace with death as memories of his childhood flashed before his eyes.  

Stefanos also has a passion for modelling and photography, and often uploads moody photos of himself posing on Instagram. 

He also regularly publishes artistic photographs of his friends and family in an Instagram account under the pseudonym Steve The Hawk

Near-death experience: In 2016, he made headlines by uploading an emotional vlog about the moment he almost drowned while swimming at the beach while visiting Crete for a competition

Near-death experience: In 2016, he made headlines by uploading an emotional vlog about the moment he almost drowned while swimming at the beach while visiting Crete for a competition

Patrick Mouratoglou, one of Stefanos’ tennis mentors, recently praised the athlete for his creative pursuits and sensitive soul. 

‘He spends so much time filming and editing, which I think is something cool because it’s creative,’ Mouratoglou told the New York Times

‘You could easily think, ‘Oh, the guy is not focused on tennis; he’s a tourist. But all the players have their own way to move away from tennis, and that’s his way to move away from tennis,’ he added.  

Photogenic: Stefanos also has a passion for modelling and photography, and often uploads moody photos of himself posing on Instagram

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Photogenic: Stefanos also has a passion for modelling and photography, and often uploads moody photos of himself posing on Instagram

With his talent, good looks and artistic passions, it’s no wonder the hunk has sent many hearts aflutter while competing at the Australian Open this year. 

Unfortunately for his many female admirers, however, Stefanos is said to be dating a Greek socialite Theodora Petalas.

In January, Theodora popped up on Stefanos’ Instagram feed as they holidayed in Dubai together. 

Multi-talented: He also regularly publishes artistic photographs of his friends and family in an Instagram account under the pseudonym Steve The Hawk

Multi-talented: He also regularly publishes artistic photographs of his friends and family in an Instagram account under the pseudonym Steve The Hawk  

While the hunk failed to tag the brunette beauty, he did include a photo of her posing in a bikini at their hotel’s swimming pool. 

Stefanos previously shut down rumours he was dating fellow Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari in October 2019. 

At the time, he told Tennis World that he was still single, and looking for a woman with beauty and brains.  

'I think is something cool': Patrick Mouratoglou, one of Stefanos' tennis mentors, recently praised the athlete for his creative pursuits and sensitive soul

‘I think is something cool’: Patrick Mouratoglou, one of Stefanos’ tennis mentors, recently praised the athlete for his creative pursuits and sensitive soul

‘She needs to be clever,’ he said. ‘Of course, the beauty plays an important factor too.’ 

‘I would like my partner to understand me. A tennis player’s life is not easy. There are many trips and you have to stay focused, have eyes set on your goals.

In January last year, Australian model Montana Cox told The Sunday Telegraph’s Confidential that she hoped to meet the ‘gorgeous’ Greek hunk at the tennis competition. 

All eyes on him! In January last year, Australian model Montana Cox (pictured) told The Sunday Telegraph's Confidential that she hoped to meet the 'gorgeous' Greek hunk at the tennis competition

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All eyes on him! In January last year, Australian model Montana Cox (pictured) told The Sunday Telegraph’s Confidential that she hoped to meet the ‘gorgeous’ Greek hunk at the tennis competition 

Whoops! Meanwhile, Stefanos made headlines on Tuesday night after he gave a rather awkward interview about his victory over Frenchman Gilles Simon

Whoops! Meanwhile, Stefanos made headlines on Tuesday night after he gave a rather awkward interview about his victory over Frenchman Gilles Simon

‘Honestly that Greek guy [Stefanos] – I am in love with him. He is gorgeous. I’ve checked to see if he is going to the event,’ Montana told the paper. 

Meanwhile, Stefanos made headlines on Tuesday night after he gave a rather awkward interview about his victory over Frenchman Gilles Simon.   

Chatting with tennis great and two-time Australian Open champion Jim Courier, Stefanos had the crowd in stitches after his answers inadvertently painted him as an egomaniac.       

Oh dear: Chatting with tennis great and two-time Australian Open champion Jim Courier, Stefanos had the crowd in stitches after his answers inadvertently painted him as an egomaniac

Oh dear: Chatting with tennis great and two-time Australian Open champion Jim Courier, Stefanos had the crowd in stitches after his answers inadvertently painted him as an egomaniac

Courier started by asking if Stefanos was shocked at the one-sided outcome against Simon, who at his peak was ranked sixth in the world in 2009.

‘I don’t know what to say,’ Stefanos replied. ‘I obviously wasn’t expecting it to come so easy. It was a great match from my side.’

The Melbourne Park crowd were shocked at the brash response, but soon began to laugh as Stefanos tried in vain to recover on the run.   

‘Oh my God, I feel I messed it up already. I think I played a spectacular match from the beginning to the end,’ he said, before adding ‘I can just leave if you want me to’.

'It was a great match from my side': The audience laughed as Stefanos accidentally took a stab at Frenchman Gilles Simon in his post-match interview

‘It was a great match from my side’: The audience laughed as Stefanos accidentally took a stab at Frenchman Gilles Simon in his post-match interview 





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