Apostolos Tsitsipas insists his son Stefanos Tsitsipas has always been a “dreamer” and even revealed that at some point teachers were worried about his son.
Tsitsipas, ranked at No. 3 in the world, has often spoke about his desire to create off the court.
“At some point, the teachers were worried, and they even asked me if maybe we should do some kind of special test. He’s a dreamer,” Apostolos told Vogue.
“His uniqueness helps him to handle all the thousands of pieces of information that are coming in while he’s playing matches.”
Tsitsipas missed out on a chance to win Toronto
Tsitsipas had a favorable draw at the Toronto Masters but his campaign ended with a surprise semifinal loss to Reilly Opelka.
“It was played on the details, and he prevailed. It didn’t go my way when it had to, and it’s all right. I feel like there is hope for next time,” Tsitsipas said after losing to Opelka. “When you get no rhythm, it’s also kind of difficult, sometimes feel and get the shots that you had before. It kind of ruins your game very silently, very slow. The main factor there is just to forget all that and just play.”
Opelka was happy with his win but also spoke positively of Tsitsipas.
“I played great,” Opelka said in his on-court interview. “These courts suit my game, it is no coincidence that John Isner is in the other semi-final. I think we are the two best servers in the tournament, so for us both to be there, it says something about the conditions. It is live.
”Stefanos has definitely improved his returning. Come 5-5 in the first set, a lot of balls started to come back. He is a thinker and has a high tennis IQ, so it was expected, but that is what separates him from the rest of the pack.”