Tsitsipas’s father Apostolos defends Stefanos in Harrods’ Tweet Controversy

Tsitsipas’s father Apostolos defends Stefanos in Harrods’ Tweet Controversy 1

Stefanos Tsitsipas has been in the midst of a controversy in the last few days. The Greek sensation has been spending some time in London where he is rehabilitating his leg, and he had the chance to go around and enjoy the City. Apparently, the Greek tennis ace was amazed at what Harrod’s had to offer. 

He Tweeted as reported by Greek City Times Someone needs to build a Harrods in Greece. It’s about time.”

His father, Apostolos quickly came to his son’s rescue on Greece’s Open TV.

Obviously, Stefanos’ tweet was wholly innocent, and he didn’t mean to offend his fellow compatriots. Also, it seems that the world no.6 was just hoping for more quality outlets and shops in his hometown of Athens, Greece.

“He saw Harrods like anyone else who has travelled to London he loved the outlet, and he wondered why it can’t exist in Greece”. 

His father also added that its wrong to compare him to Giannis Antetokounmpo who spent time in Greece recently buying and giving away food in the suburb he grew up in. Stefanos has done his fair share of donating time and money to various associations like Mazi Gia to Paidi. 

Tsitsipas is now ranked no.6 in the world and played his last match on the 19th of November when he was defeated by Rafael Nadal 6-4 4-6 6-2 in the round-robin in the Nitto ATP Finals (draw). The Greek has won 1 title in Marseille. The Greek was the runner-up in Dubai and in Hamburg.