Stefanos Tsitsipas fires coach Mark Philippoussis within a month following a shocking second-round exit at the US Open 2023

Stefanos Tsitsipas fires coach Mark Philippoussis after just a month, following devastating second round loss.


Stefanos Tsitsipas fires coach Mark Philippoussis within a month following a shocking second-round exit at the US Open 2023

Mark Philipoussis and Stefanos Tsitsipas (Image via Tennis.com)

Stefanos Tsitsipas has fired coach Mark Philippoussis following an embarrassing second-round defeat at the US Open. The World No. 7 suffered a loss against Dominic Stricker in a five-set match with a score of 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 3-6.

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Following the match, there was a ripple effect that resulted in the dismissal of coach Philippoussis by Tsitsipas. While Tsitsipas didn’t reveal this development during the English press conference, he did confirm it in the Greek version, leaving the tennis world uncertain about the decision.

“I felt off the pace. My association with Mark ended,” said the Greek, merely a month after the association began. However, he also made it clear that he blamed no one for his defeat. “Everything on the court is under my control. If I’m not able to deliver, then I’m not supposed to do well,” he said.

Tsitsipas further admitted that his performance had been lackluster since his victory at Los Cabos. He conceded that his game wasn’t up to par for producing satisfactory results. It’s worth noting that he has never advanced beyond the third round at Flushing Meadows.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas out of the US Open after shocking defeat in the second round

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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Stricker (Image via Newshub)

Swiss player Dominic Stricker showcased his peak performance at Flushing Meadows by securing a victory against the World No. 7 Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling five-set match during the second round. Despite a closely contested battle, Stricker ultimately emerged as the victor in this intense encounter.

The Greek player experienced a devastating defeat, resulting in his elimination from the tournament. Notably, this marked the Swiss player’s first victory against a top-10 player.

Stricker is set to face French Benjamin Bonzi in the third round of the tournament. With 2 ATP titles to his name, the Swiss player has displayed commendable skill. His current performance in the US Open 2023 marks his most impressive showing at a Grand Slam event.

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