June 19, 2024

Stefanos Tsitsipas went to Mark Philippoussis as his full-time coach this summer, putting his father aside for the first time since the beginning of his career.

Midway through 2022, the Australian and the Greek started working together. From May to June of 2023, they took a break.

However, following a dismal US Open campaign and a second-round exit, the 25-year-old made the decision to permanently part ways with Mark Philippoussis, without revealing who would be his new coach.

Tsitsipas ended the tension in an interview with Tennis TV. Returning to his origins, his father Apostolos intends to rejoin him on the ATP circuit in an effort to cap off a successful 2023 season.

Mark Philippoussis is no longer a member of the group. He stated, I wanted to see how that might work and I wanted to try with a coach.

In many aspects, it was a tad off-key. I felt like I was losing a piece of my identity as a player without my dad present. Not only could I adapt to the new format, but also to the teachings and strategies used by Mark—someone I looked up to and enjoyed watching on TV when I was younger.

My dad has always been next to me, he continued. He was literally by my side at all times, even when he wasn’t there and no one else could see him.

He intends to stay. I’ve got

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