In the Tsitsipas family, ask for the mother! Julia Apostoli, a former tennis player, shouted at her son Stefanos in the middle of a match following an argument with her husband.
SATURDAY, Daniil Medvedev got the better of Stefanos Tsitsipas in two sets to reach the final of the Masters 1000 in Rome, which he then won against Holger Rune. During the meeting between the Russian and the Greek, a particularly unusual scene took place.
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After the loss of the first set (7/5), Stefanos Tsitsipas had a discussion with his mother. Julia Apostoli came to talk to her son, finding herself practically on the court. This then changed places in the public, leaving the box reserved for the family of the world number 5. This lunar scene would be the result of an argument between the player’s parents. Following this incredible episode, the native of Athens lost the second set by the same score as the first.
😵 “𝑪’𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒖𝒏 𝒔𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒄𝒉, 𝒄𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒆 𝑻𝒔𝒊 𝒕𝒔𝒊𝒑𝒂𝒔!”
Surreal scene in Rome, when Tsitsipas’ mother enters into discussion with Stefanos… before going up the stairs and changing places!#HomeOfTennis #IBI23 pic.twitter.com/dRuNPZnV4h
— Eurosport France (@Eurosport_FR) May 20, 2023
Tsitsipas’ parents are infamous for having peculiar behaviors during their son’s matches. The father, named Apostolos, trained Stefanos from an early age. As for the mother, this is a former Soviet tennis player, who later became a naturalized Greek. In 1990, she had achieved her highest ranking when she reached No. 194 in the WTA.