Tsitsipas Returns To Rotterdam

Stefanos Tsitsipas (photo: Brigitte Urban)

ROTTERDAM, November 14, 2019 (Press Release)

Stefanos Tsitsipas, the 21-year-old Greek top talent, comes into action for the fourth time in February at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. The current number six in the world has a special relationship with the Netherlands. The ABN AMRO Tennis Tournament will be held from 8 to 16 February at Rotterdam Ahoy.

Tournament director Richard Krajicek said: “It is a beautiful time in tennis. A new generation is knocking on the door, you can see that at the ATP Finals in London, where no less than half of the field is 23 years or younger. The youngest of them all, Stefanos Tsitsipas, is perhaps the most charismatic player. Not only at the court, but also on social media, he knows how to attract many fans. Exactly what tennis needs.”

Tsitsipas in Rotterdam

Despite his young age, Stefanos Tsitsipas can be seen in action for the fourth time in Rotterdam. In 2017 he debuted as number 205 in the world with a wildcard. The then 18-year-old Greek had to recognize his superior in Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. A year later he ended up as number 82 in the qualification tournament. Earlier this year he returned as number 12 in the world and winner of the #NextGen ATP Finals. After a fascinating match he had to acknowledge his superiority in three sets in Damir Dzumhur.

Nevertheless it turned out to be the start of a fine season, that brought him in sixth place in the ATP Rankings through titles in Marseille and Estoril and final places in Dubai, Beijing and Madrid. The wildcard early in his career creates a special relationship between Tsitsipas and the Netherlands. It was not without reason that he tweeted on arrival in Rotterdam: “Just arrived to Hagelslaglandia.”

Player field

Stefanos Tsitsipas is after Daniil Medvedev, Gael Monfils, David Goffin, Dennis Shapovalov, Stan Wawrinka and Jannik Sinner the seventh announced participant for the 47th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.