In a surprising announcement, Mark Philippoussis revealed on Tuesday that he is ending his collaboration with Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas just days before the start of the Roland-Garros tournament. In an Instagram post, the latter expressed his gratitude, saying, “Thank you for the opportunity of being a part of your team. It was a great ride and experience, I’m proud of what we achieved together in the short amount of time we had.”
Last season, Philippoussis joined Tsitsipas’ coaching team, alongside Tsitsipas’ father, Apostolos. Their partnership proved to be fruitful as Tsitsipas reached the final of the Australian Open earlier this year, ultimately losing to Serbian champion Novak Djokovic. As he gears up for this year’s Roland-Garros, the 24-year-old has showcased promising form during his clay court campaign. He made it to the final in Barcelona, where he lost against Carlos Alcaraz. Tsitsipas also reached the semifinals in Rome, as well as the quarterfinals in both Madrid and Monte Carlo, demonstrating his consistency and competitiveness on clay courts.
The tennis community eagerly awaits Tsitsipas’ performance at Roland-Garros, where he aims to build upon his past achievements and compete for the title. As a reminder, the Greek reached the final of the 2021 edition, ultimately losing to Novak Djokovic.
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