It seems Stefanos Tsitsipas missed the note about taking it easy and assertive in a new relationship.
Just a few months after his romance with fellow tennis star Paula Badosa, the Greek world number 5, who beat Andy Murray on Friday, has declared the Spanish beauty his ‘soul mate’. Subtle, Stefanos.
“I feel happy and content,” Tsitsipas told Eurosport recently after they went public with their relationship following weeks of online innuendoes and dressing room rumors.
A kiss on the cheek in a hotel room and her hairstyle was also something of a gift.
“I hadn’t really felt that kind of connection with anyone before. I don’t want to sound embarrassed or anything because that’s the reality and that’s what I’m dealing with,” she added.
Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas have dominated the conversation during the first week of Wimbledon
Badosa has been dating world number 5 Tsitsipas in recent months and they share an Instagram
I am extremely blessed and happy that this has come at this stage in my life. Of course there is attraction, but sometimes it is also just an interaction of the soul and falling in love with your mind. It is very rare for these things to happen.
Badosa, a 25-year-old who was born in New York City but represents Spain, has been ranked No. 2 in the world and is currently No. 35. Her best Grand Slam performance was a run to the quarterfinals. in the past year. French open.
Tsitsipas, a 24-year-old from Greece, has been ranked as high as No. 3 and is No. 5 at Wimbledon. Twice he was runner-up in major tournaments, both times he lost in the final to 23-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic at the 2021 French Open and this year’s Australian Open.
So between them, they have a lot of talent on the court.
They were due to team up and play mixed doubles at Wimbledon, but Badosa’s back injury, which forced her to withdraw from their singles second-round match on Friday, made them drop that.
Earlier in the week, Badosa, who has suffered from anxiety in her past, was sporting a wide smile and, unusually for her, was oversharing about her steamy dreams. She soon went viral.
I got injured in Australia. I saw his match, the final. Of course I got jet lag because I was in Spain. I decided to watch that match,” she said.
Tsitsipas beat Andy Murray on Friday while Badosa withdrew on Friday with a back problem
‘Amazing, because I never dream of tennis players, but I did dream about him that night, that we were both winning the Australian Open.
So it was like we were having a very romantic moment, but I’m not going to explain it. I’m going to leave it there. (Laughter).’
Like many modern couples, they’re itching to do everything together, and that extends to Instagram.
Their joint account, which already has 62,000 followers, is effusive.
‘Best friends and soul mates. Nothing less; nothing more’, reads the biography of the account.
Do they lower the tone in the subtitles? Think again.
“Your eyes stole all my words,” her most recent post reads, as they stare into each other’s eyes.
‘0 Grand Slams in a photo, but hey, love conquers all!’ says another.
But not everyone is as excited about their relationship as the fan accounts that pop up with each passing day to ‘ship’ the two stars together.
Badosa decided to tell the journalists at Wimbledon one of his most graphic dreams
There are images of the happy couple working out together in a pool in Dubai on their Instagram.
Former tennis champion John McEnroe was shown footage of the happy couple working out together in a pool in Dubai. The American, however, had none of it.
‘Training, oh, is that what it is? Is that training, Clare? she told presenter Clare Balding, on the BBC.
When Tsitsipas was told during his on-court interview on Wednesday that Badosa had also moved on, he said that was news to him and congratulated her, later referring to her as ‘Paulita’.
Standing next to his father in the crowd, Badosa clasped his hands in the shape of a heart.
“It’s different kinds of nerves,” Badosa said, describing what it’s like to cheer him on instead of playing their own contests.
‘Seeing it from the outside, maybe it makes me a little more nervous, because I can’t control it. But I’m happy that he got the win, and it was a crazy match. Happy we both made it past the first round.
It’s also worth noting that Tsitsipas has few friends within tennis. He admitted it much earlier this year.
Tsitsipas and his partner Badosa were also due to compete in mixed doubles for the first time.
Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios attacked the Greek earlier in the year when he claimed “nobody” in the dressing room liked him, and when asked why he is a lone wolf, Tsitsipas said: “I just don’t feel like I relate to him. many of them, in terms of how I approach life.’
But with Badosa he wants to connect on a deep and philosophical level. The two only seem to have eyes for each other at the moment.
“It’s something very nice because we empathize a lot, we have things very clear, we are both very ambitious, but at the same time we share our personal lives and we share many things,” Badosa told the Spanish outlet El Larguero. in June.
“We have a very solid and strong connection, so he shares with me his good and bad moments, his experiences, just like I do with him, so we support each other and give each other a lot of strength.
Other than that, we pushed each other to be better, I was recovering from the injury and he has come here to help me every day through my worst and best moments. I think we contribute a lot to each other.
One obstacle could be Badosa’s apparent disdain for his future father-in-law, as he made clear in his Center Court box on Thursday night.
Apostolos Tsitsipas (left) has been his son’s long-term coach and is regularly in his corner.
Badosa, who was born in New York City but represents Spain, is ranked No. 2
The Greek fifth seed has described Badosa as his ‘soul mate’ despite the fact that they have only been together publicly since the French Open in May.
She was also photographed leering at her boyfriend’s father and coach, Apostolos, during the match.
The fifth-seeded Greek was three sets into a grueling battle with Murray under the Center Court lights before play was halted just before the 11pm curfew, and the former rivals returned to action on Friday for the fourth set.
Having lost the first set tiebreaker, the two-time former champion fought back, taking the second and third sets to lead 2-1, recovering from a late injury scare just before play was stopped.
With her partner struggling to contain Murray’s return charge, Badosa was seen staring at the back of Apostolos’s head after the 55-year-old turned to face her between points.
But instead of just a brief glance at her boyfriend’s long-term coach, the Spanish star shot him a look that lasted several seconds, apparently less than impressed by Tsitsipas’ father.
Few took much interest when Badosa was dating model Juan Betancourt, but now their relationship, and their sex life, is intersecting in the discourse of professional tennis.
For some, like McEnroe, the love couple is a bit nauseating and the likes of Kyrgios no doubt steer clear of the joint Instagram account, but for Tsitsipas and Badosa they see it as love at first sight.