CONFIRMED: Tsitsipas and Sakkari to play mixed doubles at the Olympic Games in Tokyo

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari are confirmed to play together at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Once again they will team up in mixed doubles

Stefanos Tsitsipas Maria Sakkari

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari will defend the colors of Greece at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. Their participation is great news for the tennis world since many other players decided not to compete in Japan because of the restrictions. Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, and Denis Shapovalov have recently confirmed that they will skip the Games.

The president of Hellenic Olympic Committee and member of the International Olympic Committee, Spyros Kapralos, commented:

“I am very happy that Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas will wear the Greek jersey and will represent our country at the Tokyo Olympics. Their participation is a great achievement for Greece, as they are two leading athletes who promote our country worldwide in the best way, both inside and outside the courts.”

Mixed Doubles

Spyros Kapralos added: “Their presence in Tokyo fills us with optimism that they will bring medals to Greece, both in the individual and in the mixed doubles.” 

Stefanos and Maria have great chemistry and they impressed the tennis fans when in 2019  they defeated Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic during an exciting Hopman Cup.

Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas Stats info

At the moment ranked no.4 (career-high), Tsitsipas played his last encounter on the 13th of June when he surrendered to world no.1 Novak Djokovic 6-7(6) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 in the final of the French Open (draw).

At present, during this year Stefanos owns a composed 39-9 win-loss record. Tsitsipas clinched 2 titles in 2021 in Monte-Carlo and in Lyon. Tsitsipas reached the final in Acapulco, in Barcelona and at the French Open.

French Open
Tsitsipas's Record


Maria Sakkari in 2021

Maria Sakkari Stats info

Now ranked no.18 (career-high), Sakkari played her last match on the 10th of June when she lost to world no.15 Barbora Krejcikova 7-5 4-6 9-7 in the semifinal of the French Open (draw).

This season Maria owns a compiled 21-10 record. Maria Sakkari’s best result of the current year was getting to the semifinal in Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Miami and at the French Open.

French Open
Sakkari's Record

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari

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