Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa are giving fans a much-anticipated gift at the French Open

If all goes well, Tsitsipas will be spending plenty of time on the clay courts of Roland Garros
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Tennis fans love "love." Not just the score in a tennis game, but the feeling especially if it is between two famous tennis players. We like to see how the athletes navigate both tennis and their personal relationship. Social media only shares so much (and rightly so), but Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa are giving the fans what they want, an opportunity to see their love on display on the tennis court.

Ever since Tsitsidosa started dating in 2023, fans were begging for the duo to play mixed doubles together. We saw a hint of it at the Eisenhower Cup this year (the exhibition on the night before Indian Wells opens) and 2023 Wimbledon was supposed to be where we saw more of it, but Badosa's back injury prohibited it.

Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsistipas will cap off a busy month of breaking up, reuniting, and playing the European clay court swing of the tennis season by playing French Open mixed doubles. Fans are thrilled, but we wonder how Tsitsipas feels about it.

Fans are surprised Stefanos Tsitsipas agreed to play mixed doubles at Roland Garros with Paula Badosa

Stefanos Tsitsipas is slated to play all three disciplines at Roland Garros this year. He is playing singles, doubles with his brother Petros Tsitsipas, and mixed doubles with Badosa.

This was the same plan he was working toward at the 2023 Wimbledon Championships but conveyed a bit of relief, not at Badosa's injury, but rather at his slightly abbreviated schedule when they withdrew from mixed doubles.

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It is an ambitious plan but perhaps well-timed because of the Paris Olympics occurring later in the summer at Roland Garros. Tsitsipas may want to maximize his on-court time to prepare; however, he has publicly said that he was not planning to play mixed doubles at the Olympics with Greek counterpart Maria Sakkari, much to her disappointment.

Tsitsipas's busy schedule continues on Tuesday with doubles with his brother and on Wednesday he will play singles and mixed doubles matches.

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