Stefanos Tsitsipas lost in the finals again in the Junior Orange Bowl :crying2::bigcry: I was rooting for him the most since he was the runner up last yr, overall he had great yr this yr, I hope he still enter top 10 in junior after making finals here again. & hopefully next yr he win more ITF Pro titles, be able win a Junior Slam, & win the Orange Bowl. Stefanos Tsitsipas again great yr overall
Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship GA
Stefanos is into the quarterfinals of the Junior Boys Australian Open. He's the only one of the top 4 seeds remaining in the draw (Valkusz, Kecmanovic and Auger-Aliassime all lost in the third round today). Screen captures from first round doubles (partnering Karimov), and the first three singles rounds
First Round (l. Clark/Sumizawa 4-6 6-3 [6-10])
First Round (d. Piros 6-4 7-5)
Second Round (d. Manda 6-4 6-3)
Third Round (d. Caruana 6-4 6-4)
He plays 6th seed De Minaur on Show Court 3 at 11am (Melbourne time)
Stef lost to De Minaur (an annoying ferret) in the quarterfinals. A few cracks appeared later in the second, and collapsed mentally in the third. Maybe if the rain delay at 0-5 had come near the start of the third he might've been able to hit the reset button
Stef into the final of the Grade-A Junior event in Milan this week
57th Trofeo Bonfiglio, Junior Boys Grade A
R1: Stefanos Tsitsipas  d. Khumoyun SULTONOV (UZB) 6-2 6-4
R2: Stefanos Tsitsipas  d. Ryan James STORRIE (GBR) 6-0 6-4
R3: Stefanos Tsitsipas  d. Trent BRYDE [Q](USA) 4-6 6-3 6-3
QF: Stefanos Tsitsipas  d. John MCNALLY (USA) 6-2 5-7 7-6(4)
SF: Stefanos Tsitsipas  d. Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP) 6-3 6-2
F: Stefanos Tsitsipas  d. Ulises BLANCH (USA) 6-4 6-3
I see he's on the entry list for the Italy F12 Futures tournament next week despite the RG Boys tournament being the week after. A bit worried he could turn up exhausted in Paris if he goes deep next week
The Italian Open is one of the most prestigious Grade-A events though. Outside of the four Grand Slams, the highest points on the Junior circuit are awarded to the Italian Open, Orange Bowl and Youth Olympic Games (which get Bonus Points, unlike the other Grade A tournaments) http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/rankings/ranking-points.aspx
From his instagram Best feeling in the world right now winning my first ITF Juniors Grand Slam title here in #Milano! ?
Best week of the year so far accomplishing something I was dreaming about for so long. I always believed I could achieve something like that, this dream came today and was successfully accomplished!
Proud and excited at the same time to be part of the Champseedfoundation and the Mouratoglou_tennis_academy helping me improve and build my game whenever I am there. Very thankful to have my father Apostolos always supporting me and being always next to me.