Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou is proud about the results that Stefanos Tsitsipas is reaching. This year the Greek player achieved a career-high ranking at No. 15 and he reached his maiden Masters 1000 final at the Rogers Cup in Toronto and first Grand Slam fourth round at Wimbledon.
Speaking to ESPN, Mouratoglou revealed what attracted him of Tsitsipas. 'I knew he was Greek, so I was particularly interested, so I checked on YouTube. It was easy', Mouratoglou said. 'I saw him at the Orange Bowl [in December 2014] and immediately was impressed.
I called the agent and I said bring him to my academy for a week. I want to see him.' Commenting on where Tsitsipas can get, Mouratoglou added: 'Our responsibility with any player is to bring them to their maximum.
If they don't win a Grand Slam, for me, we will not have done the job completely properly; it's not satisfying. You can't always succeed, but it's not satisfying.' Mouratoglou also shared his first impressions on Tsitsipas: 'I saw a great competitor.
I think this is the No. 1 quality in tennis. This the physical ability. If you're a great athlete and a great competitor and you have the right mentality and are a hard worker, then you can go really long way.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title