Tsitsipas and brother Petros fined heavily for breaching coaching rules at French Open – Tennis Tonic
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Tsitsipas and brother Petros fined heavily for breaching coaching rules at French Open – Tennis Tonic

Stefanos and Petros Tsitsipas were fined a total of 18,000 pounds ($23,000) over their exit from the French Open. Stefanos, who reached the quarterfinals in both singles and doubles, teamed up with his younger brother Petros in the doubles matches. Both players committed five code violations, all due to coaching violations, in three different matches, with each violation punishable by a fine.

Despite a recent rule change allowing training from the stands, the Tsitsipas brothers were punished for unauthorized communication with the coach. They were each fined 1,900 pounds ($2,500) during their second-round doubles match in which they defeated defending champions Austin Krajicek and Ivan Dodig.

Stefanos, the world’s No. 9 singles player, was fined 6,300 pounds ($8,000) for a coaching violation during his quarterfinal match against Carlos Alcaraz, which he lost in straight sets. Both brothers were fined 3,900 pounds ($5,000) for their third-round doubles match. Although they won this match, they were later defeated by eventual champions Mate Pavic and Marcelo Arevalo.

This is not the first time Stefanos Tsitsipas has been punished for breaches of coaching regulations. In the 2022 Australian Open semi-finals, his father’s coaching from the stands led to a confrontation with Daniil Medvedev, who accused the referee of allowing such behavior. As a result of this incident, a Greek-speaking official was stationed under the stands to monitor communications.

When the tour introduced coaching from the stands in mid-2022, Stefanos welcomed the change. “It has always existed for absolutely all players,” he said. “They should have approved this thousands of years ago. In my opinion, it is not normal to punish people for coaching. Allowing this requires the involvement of everyone involved in the sport. It allows the coaches to do their job and that’s what they’re there for. Honestly, it didn’t change anything for me.”

Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2024

Currently world no.

11, Tsitsipas played his last match at 4vol June, when he was defeated by world No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the French Open (draw).

So far this year, Stefanos has a 28-10 match record. Stefanos won 1 title in Monte-Carlo. The Greek reached the final in Barcelona.

Tsitsipas’ next match is scheduled for Halle (Terra Wortmann Open). The tournament will begin with the main draw on June 17.

French Open

Tsitsipas’ record

Petros Tsitsipas in 2024

Now ranked no.The Greek played his last match on the 17thvol March, when he capitulated to world number 326 David Jorda Sanchis 6:1, 6:3 in the Murcia Challenger qualifications (draw).

This season, the Greek managed to achieve a combined win-loss record of 0-1.

Murcia Challenger

Tsitsipas’ record

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Petros Tsitsipas have never clashed.