Stefanos Tsitsipas is now ranked as one of the top players on the tour and is a formidable force on clay. He was the top clay-court player last year, winning two titles and being runner-up at the French Open. This year, he began the clay-court season with a bang, defending his Monte Carlos Masters title. Tsitsipas is one of the most socially active tennis players, particularly on Twitter. He tweets weird things and jokes on a regular basis. He gained notoriety recently after a tweet he sent regarding Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
In the Tweet, he wrote, “Two of the richest people on earth are trying to leave the planet, not fix the planet.” The 23-year-old was apparently referring to Elon Musk and Amazon’s executive chairman Jeff Bezos, who are the world’s wealthiest people and who have expressed interest in the Moon and Mars, respectively. Elon Musk owns a company called Blue Origin, which produced the Moon lander and also focuses on space tourism, while Jeff Bezos has made it obvious that he wants to visit the red planet.
Fans react hysterically to Stefanos Tsitsipas’ tweet
After the Greek tweeted his opinion, fans on Twitter reacted hilariously to it.
Stefanos Tsitsipas to compete in the Madrid Open
Stefanos Tsitsipas successfully defended his title at the Monte-Carlo Masters to kick off the clay season. He defeated Fabio Fognini, Laslo Djere, Diego Schwartzman, Alexander Zverev, and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on his way to the title. During the entire event, he only dropped one set, to Schwartzman in the quarterfinals. Tsitsipas then competed at the Barcelona Open, where he was the runner-up in 2021. He started off with a three-set win over Ilya Ivashka, then scored an easy win over Grigor Dimitrov in the third round. But the Greek fell to Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals, marking his third consecutive loss against the teenager.
Tsitsipas has previously reached the final of the Madrid Open when he reached the title round in 2019. On that occasion, he was defeated in straight sets by Novak Djokovic. On clay, World No. 5 is a formidable opponent. He’s already had some strong performances on the surface this season, and he’ll like to keep it going in Spain’s capital.