Apart from South Britain, and once more, no one is aware of, however the man who faces Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros last this Sunday, June 13, Stefanos Tsitsipas, is fired…. In Quimperlé, in Finistère.
Of course, he won’t carry the gwen ha du on his shoulders at the finish of the Roland Garros last, no matter the consequence.
But the Greek Stephanos Tsitsipas has a little bit of Brittany in him. He certainly performs for the tennis membership of Quimperlé, in Finistère. At least he has his license at the membership.
The Greek sector
The story dates again to 2015. Stefanos performs the Orange Bowl, a well known competitors in the world of the little yellow ball, which brings collectively the greatest younger individuals on the planet. The 16-year-old Greek often posts movies on social media. One of them attracts the consideration of Patrick Mouratoglou.
The latter, of Greek origin and recognized to be the coach of Serena Willimas, has an academy close to Nice.
Some time later, right here is Stefanos in France. He started to string collectively good outcomes on the challenger circuit, anti-chamber of the ATP circuit.
He notably performs the Quimper and Brest tournaments, in 2016 and 2017, and catches the eye of Basile Spanos, president – additionally Greek – of TC Quimperlé. ” We forged links. Our families come from the same area of Athens. We talked, especially with his father, Apostolos, who is also his trainer. Apostolos was surprised that a small club like Quimperlé could be one of the best in France “.
A meteoric rise
Stefanos will solely play one match with the Quimperlé workforce, throughout the 2017-2018 season. For the document, he wins his single, however loses we double.
At the identical time, its rise is meteoric. “I’m not surprised, explains Basile Spanos. We had the right intuition with Philippe Huon, the club’s coach. We felt the potential of a world top 10. He already had a big forehand, he was and still is a complete, aggressive player. He is tall while being swift. He’s an athlete. On the other hand, it is also a sanguine“, he smiles.
I had mentioned to his father: we have now a fortunate star, we’re going to carry him luck.
This Sunday morning, Basil spoke once more with Stefanos’ father. E, n Greek after all.
He couldn’t go to Paris however watches the last from dwelling, in Brittany, with particular consideration and tenderness.
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