Tsitsipas & Badosa Reveal Details Of First Text Messages Of Love Affair On Valentine's Day

Tsitsipas & Badosa Reveal Details Of First Text Messages Of Love Affair On Valentine's Day

by Nurein Ahmed

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa are the most popular tennis couple playing on tour, but not a lot is known about how their relationship came to be.

Tsitsipas, who is on the cusp of a Top 10 exit in the world rankings, is taking time off since guiding his country to the Davis Cup World Group I round after completing a clean sweep over Romania at the start of February.

The two-time Grand Slam finalist lost in his last tournament on tour, falling to Taylor Fritz in the fourth round of the Australian Open. He recently accompanied his girlfriend Paula Badosa to the Middle East, where the Spaniard was playing at the WTA 1000 in Doha.

Tsitsipas was once captured watching Badosa courtside and made it to the internet reel of awkwardness when he fell off his chair. The pair were united on Valentine's Day and appeared as guests on Sky Sports, talking to former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli.

The Frenchwoman chaired a Valentine's Day quiz involving Tsitspas and Badosa, who have been dating since May 2023. Bartoli asked who among them approached the other first, to which Tsitsipas confirmed it was him immediately after she defeated Ons Jabeur at the Italian Open.

"Rome - second round against Ons Jabeur. I remember the message clearly. I said, clinical, great tennis out there, what else…"

Tsitsipas reveals he was the first to ignite the love affair

Badosa chimed in on the Greek's response, adding that she tried to "play tough," but it was only for a brief period before she caved into Tsitsipas' compliment.

"Like, (he said) amazing performance. And I just finished the match and I saw it, and I was like, ‘Paula, wait for an hour, play it tough.’ Five minutes, and I replied. Very weak."

Badosa tried to play hard to get

Tsitsipas then declared he was the first to utter the words "I love you" to Badosa in Paris, to which the 26-year-old WTA star agreed with the answer, adding that it happened in a "romantic place."

"I did. In Paris, yes. The best city to start this (smiling)."

Tsitsipas confirms he said "I love you" first


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