Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal - epic tennis rivalries

Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the fasting-rising stars in tennis, meaning he has faced off against numerous top stars so far.

Stefanos Tsitsipas with his Monte Carlo Masters trophy; Credit: ATP Tour Twitter

Stefanos Tsitsipas enjoys a stellar reputation in his home nation. His ranking of No. 3 in the world make him the highest-ranked Greek player in history.

Tsitsipas quickly established his credentials of being capable of defeating the best in the business. His runner-up finish in the 2018 edition of the Canadian Open proved that.

The Greek became the youngest player to defeat four top ten opponents in a single tournament, during that stellar campaign showcasing his potential to the full extent.

Tsitsipas has won 7 singles career titles so far, with 2019 marking his most successful season ever. And he will certainly be expected to surge ahead and record more success in the game, considering the prowess he enjoys and damage he is capable of.

Also read: Daniil Medvedev vs Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev – epic tennis rivalries

One of the biggest weapons in the Greek star’s favour is his ability to hit powerful groundstroke winners as well as a supremely strong forehand. The latter enables Tsitsipas to finish points off of the first serve.

And here we are going to look at his rivalries and his head-to-head record against a number of notable players on the tour.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Novak Djokovic

This is arguably the match that made the Greek star make the world take notice. When these two faced off in the 2021 French Open final, Tsitsipas took Djokovic to the limit.

But their head to head record is fairly one-sided. The Serbian has won six of their 8 matches that they’ve taken part in.

Total matchesMatches won by DjokovicMatches won by Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Rafael Nadal

These two have yet another one sided head to head record. They have faced off nine times, with Nadal having won a whopping 7 of those matches.

Total matchesMatches won by NadalMatches won by Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roberto Bautista Agut

Tsitsipas has only faced the Spaniard on two occasions but both times he walked away with the win. It remains to be seen if Bautista Agut can reverse this trend.

Total matchesMatches won by TsitsipasMatches won by Bautista Agut

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Hubert Hurkacz

This is another one sided rivalry that falls in favour of the Greek star. They have faced off against each other 8 times, with Tsitsipas winning 6 times.

Total matchesMatches won by TsitsipasMatches won by Hurkacz

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Daniil Medvedev

A rivalry between two of the so-called ‘next generation’ is currently highly in favour of Medvedev. The Russian has won 6 of the matches these two have contested.

Total matchesMatches won by MedvedevMatches won by Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alexander Zverev

Another rivalry between two next generation stars. And it is another one-sided one; but this time it’s in favour of Tsitsipas. He’s beaten the German 6 times in 9 encounters.

Total matchesMatches won by TsitsipasMatches won by Zverev

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer

This one is shaded by Tsitsipas but only just; the two have faced off against each other five times thus far, with Tsitsipas winning thrice.

Total matchesMatches won by TsitsipasMatches won by Federer

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Dominic Thiem

Here’s an interesting one, as Tsitsipas has surprisingly lost more matches against Thiem than he’s won. Thiem has won 5 of their 8 matches till this point.

Total matchesMatches won by ThiemMatches won by Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas vs Frances Tiafoe

This right here is another one-sided rivalry, and it is not in favour of Tiafoe. Tsitsipas has won 3 of their 4 matches held to this point.

Total matchesMatches won by TsitsipasMatches won by Tiafoe

Tsitsipas vs Gael Monfils

These two have only faced off thrice, and Tsitsipas has a narrow 2-1 head to head record against the Frenchman.

Total matchesMatches won by TsitsipasMatches won by Monfils

Tsitsipas vs Nick Kyrgios

Most would think a rising star like Tsitsipas would have the beating of an inconsistent player like Kyrgios. However, the mercurial Aussie has a 2-1 win record against Tsitsipas.

Total matchesMatches won by KyrgiosMatches won by Tsitsipas

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