Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 2023 tennis schedule: Where is he competing next after Acapulco withdrawal?
A look at Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 2023 tennis schedule and his results so far this campaign…
The Greek has enjoyed a successful start to the 2023 season, although he is yet to enjoy the fruits of his labour as he hasn’t won any titles so far despite losing only one match.
Tsitsipas was unbeaten at the United Cup as he won his four singles matches and three mixed doubles encounters as Greece lost in the semi-final against eventual winners Italy.
He followed it up with a run to the Australian Open final, but he came up well short as Novak Djokovic blew him away in the showpiece match as he won in straight sets.
The Greek then returned to action at the Rotterdam Open, but it was not the best of week’s in the Netherlands as he lost in straight sets against Jannik Sinner in the second round. He was then due to fly to Acapulco for the Mexican Open, but withdrew from the ATP 500 event due to injury.
What’s to follow…
The ATP calendar is filled with some hard and clay-court events over the next month, but Tsitsipas has opted not to add any red dirt events to his schedule before the Sunshine Double.
Confirmed and unconfirmed events
Indian Wells Open – March 6-19
The first ATP Masters 1000 title will be on offer at Indian Wells at the beginning of March and the Greek will be looking to improve on his performances so far.
His best showing to date is a run to the quarter-final in 2021 while last year he was stunned by unheralded American Jenson Brooksby in the third round.
Miami Open – March 20-27
This is another ATP 1000 event where Tsitsipas has flattered to deceive as his quarter-final appearance in 2021 remains his best showing.
He came up against an inspired Alcaraz in the fourth round last year and the Spaniard beat him in straight sets before going on to win the title.
Monte-Carlo Masters – April 10-16
It is back to Europe after that for the clay-court season and there is plenty on the line for Tsitsipas at the Monte-Carlo Masters as he has won the title the past two years.
In fact, his last defeat at the tournament came in the third round in 2019 when he lost against Medvedev. The tournament was not held in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Last year he beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the final and in 2021 Andrey Rublev finished runner-up.
Barcelona Open – April 17-23
The ATP 500 Barcelona Open is another tournament that is ever-present in Tsitsipas’ calendar.
He was top seed last year, but lost in the quarter-final and in 2021 he finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal. In 2019 he was knocked out in the third round and in 2018 he was also beaten by Nadal in the final.
Madrid Open – April 24-May 7
The ATP Masters 1000 event in the Spanish capital is another event where Tsitsipas has an impressive record as in his four appearances to date, he reached the final once (2019) and the semi-final last year.
The usual big guns of Djokovic, Nadal and Alcaraz will no doubt be in Madrid if they are fit.
Italian Open – May 8-15
The final Masters 1000 clay-court tournament of the season takes place on the outdoor courts of Foro Italico and Tsitsipas will be hoping to go one better than last year as he also finished runner-up to Djokovic.
French Open – May 28-June 11
Tsitispas reached his maiden Grand Slam final at Roland Garros in 2021 and found himself two sets to love up against Novak Djokovic, but the Serbian stormed back to win in five sets.
Many believe the French Open remains his best bet for a major, but last year he exited the tournament in the fourth round as he was upset by Holger Rune.
Stuttgart Open/Libema Open – June 12-18
Tsitsipas kicked off his grass-court campaign in Germany last year, in 2021 he didn’t play the week after reaching the French Open final and in 2019 he played at the Libema Open in the Netherlands.
His first tournament after Roland Garros usually depends on far he makes it in Paris.
Halle Open – June 19-25
The Greek also played in the ATP 500 event in Halle last year, but was dumped out in the second round by Nick Kyrgios while in 2021 he withdrew before the tournament got underway. In 2019 he competed at the Queen’s Club Championships.
Mallorca Championships – June 26-July 1
Players usually only compete the week before a Grand Slam if they feel they are lacking match fitness and Tsitsipas competed in Mallorca last year and went all the way as he won the title.
It is his only title on grass to date and it is doubtful that he will return to defend his crown this year.
Wimbledon – July 3-16
Tsitsipas doesn’t have the best of records at SW19 as exited in the first round on three of his five main draw appearances.
His best showing was in 2018 when he reached the fourth round while last year he made it to the third round before he was beaten by Nick Kyrgios in a volatile clash.
The match became known for Kyrgios calling for Tsitsipas’ expulsion while the Greek called his rival a “bully”.
Canadian Open – August 7-13
Tsitsipas usually don’t sign up for tournaments after Wimbledon and before the North American hard-court swing.
He generally prefers to head straight to Canadian and he has had some success at the event as he finished runner-up in 2018 while he reached the semi-final in 2021. He he didn’t have the best of times last year as he lost in the second round against British qualifier Jack Draper.
Cincinnati Open – August 14-20
The Greek finished runner-up to Borna Coric last year while he reached the semi-final in 2020 and 2022.
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US Open – August 28-September 10
After Wimbledon, the US Open is Tsitsipas least favourite Grand Slam in terms of success.
Last year he was in contention to become world No 1 at Flushing Meadows, but he was stunned in the first round by the unheralded Daniel Galan while the previous two years he reached the third round.
Astana Open/China Open – September 25-October 1
The ATP hasn’t had a full Asian swing since 2019 so it remains to be seen if players will tweak things up.
Last year Tsitsipas played at the Astana Open and finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic in the ATP 500 event in the Kazakh capital.
Shanghai Masters – October 2-9
Asia’s only ATP Masters 1000 event will also return to calendar this year and Tsitsipas reached the semi-final the last time it was held in 2019, beating Djokovic in the quarter-final before losing against eventual winner Daniil Medvedev.
Stockholm Open/Japan Open – October 16-22
Tsitsipas won the Stockholm Open in 2018 while last year he finished runner-up against Holer Rune.
In the past he has also competed at the Japan Open and he could return to Tokyo this year as it is an ATP 500 event while the Swedish tournament is an ATP 250 event.
Vienna Open – October 23-29
The Greek has played in Austria the past three years, but he hasn’t had much success as he has lost in the second round in his three appearances.
Pre-Covid he played in the Swiss Indoors and reached the quarter-final in 2018 and semi-final in 2019, but this year it clashes with the Vienna event.
Paris Masters – October 30-November 5
The final ATP Masters 1000 event on the calendar and Tsitsipas reached the semi-final last year, losing in three sets against Djokovic while in 2019 he reached the quarter-final.
ATP Finals – November 12-19
Following his run to the Australian Open final, Tsitsipas is on course to play in the season-ending tournament for a fifth year in a row.
After winning the event on his debut in 2019, he failed to make it out of the group stage in the next three editions.
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