“Stefanos Tsitsipas is not a cheater”

INTERVIEW – The coach of Serena Williams deciphers the progression of the 4th in the world, considered one of the favorites for the Australian Open, and returns to the controversy which affected his end of the 2021 season.

Without being his official coach, Patrick Mouratoglou has been supervising for several years the progression towards the heights of Stefanos Tsitsipas, 23 years old, 4e worldwide and member of the Mouratoglou Academy, based in Biot, near Nice. Operated at the end of November 2021 on his right elbow, the Greek believes he has recovered “almost 100% and made his debut at the Australian Open on Tuesday morning (from 10:30 a.m., Eurosport) against Sweden’s Mikael Ymer. Already twice semi-finalist at the antipodes in 2019 and 2021, where he had passed symbolic milestones by beating Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Tsitsipas is clearly one of the favorites, if he is 100% physically.

LE FIGARO. – It seems that the Zverevs and Medvedevs have taken a bit of a lead among the stars of the new generation…

Patrick MOURATOGLOU. I do not agree with this statement. I don’t understand why we are now talking about “Big Three” (Djokovic, Medvedev et Zverev, NDLR). Stefanos Tsitsipas is part of this group. He is at…

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