Stefanos Tsitsipas is an inspiration and champion on and off the court.
Last year, he joined forces with Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach of Serena Williams, to launch ‘Beyond 100 Support,’ an auction platform destined, as its name implies, to support players beyond the top 100, both in the ATP and WTA rankings, during the coronavirus crisis.
Currently Greece’s tennis star is competing in the ATP 500 event in Rotterdam.
Following his 7-6(4), 7-5 victory against Egor Gerasimov in the first round, Stefanos announced that he will donate €3,000 to ‘Mazi gia to Paidi’ for every doubles win with his partner, his brother Petros.
“I donate anyways, but I think that’s an extra reason to push ourselves, to want to do better,” he said.
Founded in 1996, ‘Mazi Gia to Paidi’ (Together For Children NGO) is a non-profit Association, offering every form of assistance to children and young people irrespective of their race, religion or political conviction.
They support more than 30,000 children on an annual basis, including more than 10,000 direct children beneficiaries, who face poverty and social exclusion, domestic violence, chronic diseases, mental or physical disabilities and the sickness or death of an immediate family member.
We remind our GCT followers that earlier this week Stefanos revealed his desire to play “as many doubles as possible” with Petros in 2021.
“It’s been a dream of mine. It’s only happened a few times in 250 events and I want to take this opportunity and play with him. We made our Grand Slam debut a month ago at the Australian Open, which is the best memory of my life,” he said.
“I’m obviously focusing on my singles career, but I also want to help my brother and make something good out of our doubles performances. I would only do it for my brother. I’m not planning on playing with anyone else.”
Tomorrow, the Tsitsipas brothers take on the Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen.
— Stefanos Tsitsipas (@steftsitsipas) February 28, 2021