MATCH POINT: How Tsitsipas clinched his Rotterdam semifinal

Stefanos Tsitsipas confirmed that he has added former ATP player Thomas Enqvist to his coaching team, but says his father, Apostolos, is also still his coach.

"Enqvist is an addition to my team," Tsitsipas said, speaking to press during the ATP event in Rotterdam, where he reached the final. "It’s important to have a person like him on my team."

The 23-year-old from Greece was seen training on court with Enqvist upon arriving in Rotterdam, his first event since the Australian Open. There, he was given a coaching warning during his semifinal defeat to Daniil Medvedev. Officials took the unusual step of positioning a chair umpire underneath Tsitsipas's player box during the contest, following heated complaints from Medvedev that his opponent was receiving coaching.


It was the most recent of several warnings Tsitsipas has received for being coached during play by his father. But Tsitsipas said the controversy had not led to a coaching split with his father, who he said was not in Rotterdam to give Enqvist some room as he starts his coaching role.

"Enqvist has a lot of experience on tour and I respect him a lot," said Tsitsipas, who is No. 4 in the rankings. "Thomas is here to help me and give me some ideas."

The pair previously worked with each other during Laver Cup, where Enqvist is the vice-captain for Team Europe. Patrick Mouratoglou is also in his box frequently as Tsitsipas trains at his academy.

The 2021 Roland Garros finalist is the top seed this week in Marseille. Tsitsipas lifted back-to-back trophies at the Open 13 in 2019-20.