Stefanos Tsitsipas, a Greek tennis player, is set to face Germany's Alexander Zverev in the French Open semifinal on Friday after sealing a quarter-final win over Russian rival Daniil Medvedev with a score of 6-3, 7-6, 7-3 and 7-5.
Tsitsipas is the highest-rated Greek player to date. He was introduced to the sport at a very young age and went on to make a name for himself on the international front.
Tsitsipas was born on August 12, 1998 in Greece's national capital Athens. The 22-year-old got his first coaching lesson in Tennis at a local club at the age of six.
He currently holds a career-high position of fifth in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in the singles category. He is also the youngest Greek player to break into the Top 10 ranks of the ATP.
One of the most significant and celebrated achievements of Tsitsipas includes the 2019 victory in the ATP Finals against Austria's Dominic Thiem and the recent Monte Carlo Masters victory in 2021, where he defeated Russia's Andrey Rublev.
Even though the player has not secured any Grand Slam wins so far, this year's Roland Garros could be his chance. The upcoming match would be his third consecutive semifinal.