For those who follow Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas, they are familiar with his passion for photography and videography. Tsitsipas’ created his own YouTube channel where he has posted several video blogs and also has a separate Instagram account, under the pseudonym Steve the Hawk, for the pictures he takes.
Stefanos Tsitsipas talks about making money through his photography hobby
During a recent press conference in New York where he is playing the Western & Southern Open tournament, Tsitsipas spoke about how he made some money out of his creative hobbies during the lockdown.
“I have sold some of my photos. I have done some work for some clients or small businesses and companies, of course when I have free time. I don’t do this in front of my tennis." "But during quarantine I got asked by a few companies and a few small businesses to do some promo for them and create some promos for them.
I’m really excited to be doing stuff like this. It enables for my creation to expand further. It’s a problem-solving situation for me”. In an interview at the ATP event in Rotterdam earlier this year, Tsitsipas had said that he liked being creative through his video blogs and could consider it as an alternative career in the future.
As quoted by the Essentially Sports website, Tsitsipas had said, "It is getting better and better. I want to thank one of my friends who did that. He is really good at editing. I come with ideas by picking the right locations at the right hour and I pretty much create the content because vlogging is you have to do something.
You can’t just be in silence. So maybe one day I could consider as another career." The 22 year old has a career-high ranking of No. 5 in the world, making him the highest-ranked Greek player in history. He is the reigning champion at the ATP Finals, and is the youngest winner of the year-end championships in eighteen years.
He has won five singles titles on the ATP Tour currently. He is also a former junior World No. 1 and won the 2016 Wimbledon boys' doubles event. Stefanos Tsitsipas is seeded No. 4 at the Western & Southern Open in New York currently and scored a 6-1, 6-3 win over South African Kevin Anderson in the round of 32. He will now meet the No. 16 seed John Isner in the last 16.