Stefanos Tsitsipas was recently trolled for plagiarising an old article on his Instagram while describing the beauty of Iceland. With no more tennis tournaments till the end of this year, most players are on vacation. Stisipas was giving regular updates to the followers about his Iceland trip, also posting a fun video where he was enjoying himself with his friend in what he called the “oldest swimming pool” in this country. The Greek player also wrote a Twitter thread of ten unique facts about Iceland.
On Instagram, Tsitipas was found pasting an exact paragraph from an old article on Iceland that The Daily Beast ran on their website in 2014. The plagiarised part reads, “How do you explain a place that’s both archaic and constantly changing? Where lava meets ice? That’s both lush with greenery and frozen tundra. That’s electrifying and calming at the same time?”
This is not the first time Tsitsipas was accused of pasting the content without giving any credit to the original author. While some fans brushed it aside as harmless stuff, many took a strong objection to Tsitsipas’ habit.
Tsitispas recently lost to Novak Djokovic in his opening match at the ATP finals in Turin. He made a great comeback against the Russian star Danil Medvedev, beating him in three sets after over two hours of toil. But he lost again to Andrey Rublev and crashed out of the tournament.
Currently ranked fourth in the ATP rankings, Tsitsipas will be vying for a top spot once the tennis season resumes. He had a golden opportunity earlier this year at the US Open but ended up losing his first-round match in a shocking manner.
“I deeply believe that I can reach that spot one day,” said Tsitsipas on the prospect of becoming the number one player in the world. “I’m not really that much in a rush, to be honest…I am more here for the marathon of all. I see the bigger picture, the longer run. I have a lot of opportunities next year to play some good tennis. If it comes, I’ll be very happy, my country will be very happy and my family will be happy.”
Lead Image: Stefanos Tsitsipas/Twitter