Stefanos Tsitsipas impressed fans wearing a poncho in Turin - Video

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The eight tennis players of the ATP Finals, which will start on Sunday in the Italian city, were presented on Friday night in Turin, and Stefanos Tsitsipas stole the show.

The top Greek tennis player left behind the other stars, such as Djokovic and Medvedev, and received the warm applause of the world. He even walked the blue carpet at the Palazzo Reale, and there was... a lot of positive responses!

Stefanos chose to wear a cream colouredd poncho with brown details and stole the show.

He wore an outfit purely from Latin America. Stefanos generally loves Mexico and won his only title there this year.

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The 2023 Nitto ATP Finals kick off on Sunday with a pair of heavy-hitting clashes at Turin’s Pala Apitour. Home favourite Jannik Sinner bids for a positive start to his campaign in Green Group when he takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas in the opening singles clash of the day, before defending champion and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic meets Holger Rune in the evening session.

[4] Jannik Sinner (ITA) vs. [6] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)

Can the home fans help Jannik Sinner kick-start his Nitto ATP Finals campaign on Sunday in Turin?

The 22-year-old Italian takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas in his opening match in Green Group at the Pala Alpitour, where the Italian is competing at the season finale for the second time, but the first as a direct qualifier. Sinner will hope that the locals can cheer him on to victory against an opponent whom he trails 2-5 in their Lexus ATP Head2Head series.

“[I’m] happy that this event is here in Turin,” Sinner told ATP Media on Friday. “Hopefully it's something positive for me trying to have a great connection with the crowd and hopefully I can handle it and handle the situation with the right mentality, because I feel I have a little bit more pressure, which is a very positive sign for me.”

Despite his strong history in their matchup, the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals champion Tsitsipas will be wary of the threat posed by Sinner, who holds a 57-14 record for a year in which he has lifted four tour-level titles, including his maiden ATP Masters 1000 crown in Toronto.

“He tends to play very fearless tennis and he moves very well,” said Tsitsipas. “He has improved his movement a lot and his consistency in his shots. I do believe that he's a very athletic player. Not very [muscular], not very heavy. He has that lightness about him when he covers the court.

“He can kind of get anywhere in the court within a few seconds and his reaction is very good. He has very good abilities and talent when it comes to feeling the ball and getting behind it.”

Tsitsipas is 51-22 for the season, and bounced back from a mid-season blip with three consecutive semi-finals (Antwerp, Vienna, Paris) prior to Turin. The 25-year-old, who became an ATP Tour champion for the 10th time in Los Cabos in August, will hope to find rhythm behind his serve to keep Sinner on his toes on the historically fast surface at the Pala Alpitour.

“His strength is the serve and his high intensity,” said Sinner. “He puts a lot of intensity on the court. He also tries to go to the net a lot more, so it's not easy to play against him. I'm really looking forward to it. It is going to be the first match for both of us.”

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