Tsitsipas Sends Sweet Message to His Dad and Coach on Father’s Day

Greek tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas, currently ranked the sixth-best tennis player in the world, posted a touching tribute on social media to his dad on Father’s Day as he prepares for Wimbledon.

“A man who raises children with care, love and patience. A man who gives advice and teaches by example,” he wrote about his father — and coach — Apostolos Tsitsipas.

Tsitsipas, who is preparing for the upcoming Wimbledon Championships, which begin on July 1, said on Sunday he and other young players must “take responsibility” to end the older generation’s stranglehold on the tournament.

Since Lleyton Hewitt’s win in 2002, the next sixteen men’s singles titles have been won by tennis’ “Big Four” players, consisting of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

“I would love to see something different this year. Hopefully it will be me,” said Tsitsipas.  “It would give it a little bit of variety, something different,” the twenty-year old added coyly.