Stefanos Tsitsipas is not just an Australian Open semi-finalist. He is also a YouTuber

first_img Abreshmina S Quadri MelbourneJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 14:18 IST For Stefanos Tsitsipas video blogging is a “a perfect platform to express yourself”. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSStefanos Tsitsipas vlogs about his travels on YouTubeTsitsipas said his video blogging relaxes him and gives him positive vibesTsitsipas is the first Greek male or female to reach an Australian Open semis20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas is playing some of the best tennis of his career in Melbourne for over a week and on Monday, he was once again at his job, putting up an exhibition as he overcame Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2) in three hours and 15 minutes to reach his first-ever Grand Slam tournament semi-final.Tsitsipas fought hard, played some exquisite tennis and his body held up very well (despite an exhaustive and emotional win against Roger Federer two days ago) as the Greek created history.The world No.15 from Greece is a young, rising star but apart from being a solid and exciting tennis player, he is also a YouTuber. Yes! He has an active YouTube channel, where he gives his fans an insight into his life and travels.”There was a lot of travelling for me when I started playing tennis and touring. I was watching a lot of creators and people who were creating nice content on YouTube and I found this platform unique, let’s say a perfect platform to express yourself. So, I did start my YouTube channel. I was inspired by a few people to create and everything so I do that,” Tsitsipas told in his on-court interview after defeating Bautista Agut.The big screen at the Rod Laver Arena played a video from his channel and Stefanos Tsitsipas said that the video was from Rottnest Island in Perth. He went on to explain why he enjoys this aspect of his life.”That was from Rottnest Island in Perth. I love cinematography, filmmaking for photography. I believe you get a lot of positive waves that you can use to your advantage. It relaxes me, it is something that I, basically I get connected with my fans and people who are interested in me and guys, if you haven’t please subscribe,” Tsitsipas said, leaving the crowd into a bout of laughter.advertisementMaria Sharapova was impressed with Tsitsipas and tweeted out a shoutout to his idea of having a YouTube channel.power! And the YouTube videos are ! Original, and very real. Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) January 22, 2019This has been a dream run for the youngster. All through the tournament, he has played four-setters and unlike a lot of youngsters, his body seems to be holding up well. Another factor that strikes one and all about Tsitsipas is his cool and calm head.Even against Bautista Agut, he received a time violation and a code violation but without reacting at all, he continued with his business and eventually emerged victorious.”It all feels like a fairytale almost. I’m just living the dream, living what I have been working hard for. I mean I thought I’d be very emotional but not much because I know I’ve worked very hard to get here, play in the semis of a Grand Slam.”I started the year and they asked me what’s one of my goals this year and I said semis Grand Slam. When I was answering this question, I thought I was crazy but no, it is real and it just happened,” Tsitsipas conceded smiling.One of @StefTsitsipas’ 2019 goals was to reach a Grand Slam semifinal.Just 22 days into the year, he already achieved it #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019Throughout the tournament, Tsitsipas has had a very enthusiastic and emotional family supporting him from the box and Tsitsipas said it was great to have them.”It was nice to have them here. I never had the opportunity to travel with them before in such a long trip especially here in Australia, so it’s great to have them in the box, supporting, feeling as close to home as possible. It’s the best thing I could have asked for to have my family close to me while I’m touring all over the world. I wish I could do that more often.”Tsitsipas is going to be next up against either of Rafael Nadal or Frances Tiafoe, who play each other at the Rod Laver Arena later in the day. Tsitsipas said he was ready to fight another day and will have different for both of them.”I think it was important for me to play Rafa before. I mean the match [Nadal vs Tiafoe] hasn’t been played yet but it’s good to have played them. I have also played Frances a couple of times. I am going to try watching that match, I think it’s going to be an interesting match to watch. Frances has been playing really well in this tournament, you never know he can may be make the upset if he plays well.advertisement”Whoever wins, I am prepared for a tough battle. There’s not going to no easy opponents, I am going to take each player differently. Let’s say Frances wins or Rafa wins, different tactics I am going to have to use in the match. I am staying focussed, aiming for more, thanking the crowd for being with me.”Also Read | Tsitsipas, the 20-year-old who beat Federer, comes from a family of sporting historyAlso Read | I lost to a better player: Roger Federer after shock defeat to Stefanos TsitsipasAlso Read | I’m the happiest person on earth right now: Tsitsipas after knocking out FedererFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Stefanos TsitsipasFollow Roberto Bautista AgutFollow Australian OpenFollow YouTube channel Stefanos Tsitsipas is not just an Australian Open semi-finalist. He is also a YouTuberAustralian Open: Stefanos Tsitsipas spoke about his YouTube channel and the reason behind its creation after he defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2) to reach his first Grand Slam tournament semis.advertisement Nextlast_img

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