The ATP Tour may have been postponed until 31 July at the earliest, yet that doesn’t mean that Stefanos Tsitsipas can’t prepare for the start of his official obligations by playing friendly tennis matches.

On Thursday afternoon it became known that the Greek champion will take part in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, that will be held at the Mouratoglou academy in South France.

From 13 June, ten among the world’s 100 greatest tennis players in the men’s ATP rankings will duke it out to see who comes out on top at the UTS stage.

Tsitsipas will join other great athletes such as David Goffin, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Benoit Paire, Richard Gasquet, Lucas Pouille and Australian Alexei Popyrin.

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The organisers of the event announced that he will be joining their line-up via their Twitter page, as they pointed out a few hours earlier that both the ninth and tenth participants will be from within the world’s Top 10.

The young Greek himself also shared his excitement to finally be able to enjoy some tennis, by making a post on his personal Twitter page: ”

Looking forward to connecting with my fans virtually and taking part in this new experience.

From June 13, live tennis returns. Like never before,” said Tsitsipas.

As for the tenth and final contestant that will complete the roster, he is rumoured to be either world number nine Gael Monfis or world number three Diminic Thiem.