Tsitsipas’ personal trainer is dissatisfied with Stefanos’ work ethic and leaves his camp: Tennis Tonic

Worrying signs are emerging for Stefanos Tsitsipas ahead of Wimbledon, as his personal trainer, Christos Fiotakis, has abruptly ended their partnership. Fiotakis, an accomplished gymnast, has expressed his dissatisfaction with Tsitsipas’ attitude and work ethic, questioning the Greek tennis star’s current mentality and commitment to winning a Grand Slam title.

Fiotakis expressed his gratitude to the former world number 3 for the opportunity to work together and wished Tsitsipa’s success in his future endeavours. However, he also highlighted a number of areas where he felt things could have been better. “I hope that at some point he will understand that what I am telling him is right and that he will climb to the first step of the podium,” Fiotakis wrote. He had hoped to accompany Tsitsipas to the Paris Olympics and bring home a gold medal, but said: “I am not satisfied with Stefanos’ work ethic.”

The two have known each other for years, but Fiotakis only became Tsitsipas’ full-time personal trainer seven months ago. His sudden departure has piqued the curiosity of tennis fans. According to Greek media house SDNA, Fiotakis decided to “close the circle” because the goals and results he set with Tsitsipas did not materialize.

Tsitsipas was recently eliminated in the quarterfinals by eventual winner Carlos Alcaraz at the 2024 French Open. Despite this, Fiotakis expressed his pride in seeing Tsitsipas back on his feet and competing at a high level after his injury. However, he cited issues beyond his control and mismatched team energy as reasons for his departure. “Right now I don’t think his ultimate focus is on playing tennis and reaching the top of the rankings or winning Grand Slams,” Fiotakis said. “So that’s why I can’t travel for seven months straight with only 25 days at home if the goals aren’t high and I’m just traveling to travel.”

Fiotakis, who has worked with many professional athletes, now wants to spread his “energy across different people” in his daily life. Tsitsipas’ attitude and commitment have been questioned several times, and this latest development adds yet another point of concern as he prepares for the upcoming Wimbledon tournament.

Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2024

Currently the world no.On October 11, Stefanos played his last match on the 4e of June when he lost to world number 2 Carlos Alcaraz 6-3 7-6(3) 6-4 in the quarter of the French Open (draw).

Currently, the Greek owns a 28-10 record this season. The Greek won 1 title in Monte-Carlo. Tsitsipas was the finalist in Barcelona.

Tsitsipas will play next in Halle (Terra Wortmann Open). He will start the tournament from the main draw starting on June 17.

French Open

Tsitsipas’ record