Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 2023 tennis schedule: Where is he competing next and his season so far…
A look at Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 2023 tennis schedule and his results so far this campaign…
The Greek made a successful start to the 2023 season as he reached the Australian Open final, but he is yet to enjoy the fruits of his labour as he hasn’t won any titles so far.
He then went off the boil, but will be eyeing a solid second half of the campaign.
What’s to follow…
The ATP calendar is filled with the North American hard-court swing before the Tour heads East for tournaments in both Europe and Asia.
Confirmed and unconfirmed events
Canadian Open – August 7-13
Tsitsipas usually don’t sign up for tournaments after Wimbledon and before the North American hard-court swing.
He generally opts to head straight to Canada and he has had some success at the event as he finished runner-up in 2018 while he reached the semi-final in 2021. He he didn’t have the best of times last year as he lost in the second round against British qualifier Jack Draper.
Cincinnati Open – August 14-20
The ATP Masters 1000 event in Ohio has been a good one for Tstitsipas without him lifting the title as last year he beat top seed Daniil Medvedev in the semi-final before losing against Borna Coric in the final while he reached the semi-final in 2020 and 2022.
Will 2023 be the year that he finally gets his hands on the trophy?
US Open – August 28-September 10
Following his run to the Wimbledon quarter-final this year, the US Open is Tsitsipas’ least favourite Grand Slam in terms of success.
Last year he was in contention to become world No 1 at Flushing Meadows, but he was stunned in the first round by the unheralded Daniel Galan while the previous two years he reached the third round.
Laver Cup – September 22-24
The Greek has already been confirmed for Team Europe in the 2023 edition of the Laver Cup, which will be staged in Vancouver Canada.
Last year he beat Diego Schwartzman before losing against Frances Tiafoe as Team World defeated Team Europe to win the title for the first time.
Astana Open – September 25-October 1
Tsitsipas played at the Astana Open last year and finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic in the ATP 500 event, but it remains to be seen if he will return this year as it starts only a few days after the Laver Cup.
Shanghai Masters – October 2-9
Asia’s only ATP Masters 1000 event will return to calendar this year following a three-year absence and Tsitsipas reached the semi-final the last time it was held in 2019, beating Djokovic in the quarter-final before losing against eventual winner Daniil Medvedev.
Stockholm Open/Japan Open – October 16-22
Tsitsipas won the Stockholm Open in 2018 while last year he finished runner-up against Holer Rune.
In the past he has also competed at the Japan Open and he could return to Tokyo this year as it is an ATP 500 event while the Swedish tournament is an ATP 250 event.
Vienna Open – October 23-29
The Greek has played in Austria the past three years, but he hasn’t had much success as he has lost in the second round in his three appearances.
Pre-Covid he played in the Swiss Indoors and reached the quarter-final in 2018 and semi-final in 2019, but this year it clashes with the Vienna event.
Paris Masters – October 30-November 5
The final ATP Masters 1000 event on the calendar and Tsitsipas reached the semi-final last year, losing in three sets against Djokovic while in 2019 he reached the quarter-final.
ATP Finals – November 12-19
Following his run to the Australian Open final, Tsitsipas is on course to play in the season-ending tournament for the fifth year in a row.
After winning the event on his debut in 2019, he failed to make it out of the group stage in the next three editions.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 2023 season so far…
Stefanos Tsitispas won all his singles rubbers for Greece in the inaugural United Cup, but his country lost in the semi-final against Italy.
Tsitsipas continued his unbeaten start to the 2023 season as he reached the final of the Australian Open for the first time in his career.
After defeating the likes of Jannik Sinner and Karen Khachanov en route to the final, he was soundly beaten by Novak Djokovic in the final as he went down 6–3, 7–6 (7–4), 7–6 (7–5).
After winning a couple of Davis Cup matches for Greece, he returned to the ATP Tour in the Netherlands but it wasn’t a happy comeback as he went down in the second round against Sinner.
Indian Wells Open
After skipping the Mexican Open due to injury, he again struggled on his return at the Sunshine Double opener in Indian Wells as he was shocked by Jordan Thompson in his opener.
There were signs of a return to form in Florida as he reached the round of 16, but then went down in straight sets against Karen Khachanov.
The attention then turned to the clay-court season and the Monte Carlo Masters where Tsitsipas won the title in 2021 and 2022.
However, there was no hat-trick for the Greek as 10th seed Taylor Fritz ended his run in the quarter-final.
Tsitsipas once again found some form in the Spanish city of Barcelona as he reached his third final, but came up against an inspired Carlos Alcaraz as the local hero and defending champion won 6-3, 6-4. Previously he lost against Rafael Nadal in the 2018 and 2021 finals.
Last year he reached the semi-final of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Spain, but he lost a round earlier in 2023, going down in three sets against the unseeded Jan-Lennard Struff.
Having finished runner-up to Djokovic last year, Tsitsipas was again hoping to go one better this year, but instead he also went one back as he lost in the semi-final against eventual champion Daniil Medvedev.
Tsitispas reached his maiden Grand Slam final at Roland Garros in 2021 and found himself two sets to love up against Novak Djokovic, but the Serbian stormed back to win in five sets.
Last year he lost in the fourth round and this year he went one round better before losing against Alcaraz in straight sets.
It wasn’t the best of starts to the grass-court season for Tsitsipas as he lost his opening match in Germany against veteran Richard Gasquet.
He at least managed to get a win under his belt at Halle, but his sluggish start to the grass-court season continued as he lost against Nicolas Jarry in the round of 16.
There were no signs of a return to form in Mallorca as he was dumped out by Yannick Hanfmann in the second round.
Wimbledon – July 3-16
The draw did Tsitsipas no favours as he started off against 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem and he needed five sets to get past the Austrian. Next up was two-time Wimbledon winner Andy Murray and he again required five sets to advance.
He finally got some respite against Laslo Djere with a three-set win in the third round, but was then stunned by Chris Eubanks in another five-setter in the fourth round.
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