Stefanos Tsitsipas might be one of the best players on the current tour but he is one of the most controversial ones too due to his weird antics. Tsitsipas often finds himself in the negative limelight for receiving on-court coaching from his father and coach Apostolos Tsitsipas. Coaching in between matches is not allowed in tennis and when caught could result in multiple warnings and eventually a penalty.
Tsitsipas has been caught multiple times over the years for getting coaching from his father. While the Greek superstar hasn’t openly accepted the allegations, he has never denied them either. In fact, he has been very vocal to make in-game coaching between changeovers legal citing that almost all top sports- be it individual or team allows some kind of coaching in between matches.
During his first-round encounter at the French Open, Tsitsipas came back from the dead to win the match in five sets 5-7,4-6,6-2,6-3,6-2 against Lorenzo Musetti. His parents were also present in Chatrier to watch him play. In between the match, her mother was been snapping at her father.
Apostolos was clapping and cheering for Stefanos after he won a point but his wife and Stef’s mother snapped at him and shut him up before giving him a death stare. While there is no explanation for her reaction, it is believed that she may have shut him up to avoid any further allegations of him coaching his son.
Stefanos Tsitsipas survives a first-round scare
Tsitipas, who is the defending runner-up at the French Open almost got knocked out this year in the first round. He was two sets down against an inspired Musetti but managed to hold his nerve and win the clutch points. He won the next three sets comfortably to come back from the dead. He will now face qualifier Zdeněk Kolář in the second round on Thursday.