Stefanos Tsitsipas has defied social media speculation, confirming to German media that he and Spanish player Paula Badosa are an item.

The long-haired Greek broke away from spending time with his new “soul mate” at her base in Dubai as she recovers from injury to jet to Germany as this week’s top seed in Stuttgart at the Boss event.

The French Open quarter-finalist who lost to Carlos Alcaraz told German tabloid Bild that his surprise relationship with Badosa is the real deal.

“We we are a couple But not only. We are soul mates. That’s how it should be defined,” he said.

“It is very rare that you find your soul mate. If you ask Paula, she’ll tell you exactly the same thing.”

Tsitsipas added: “I’ve met many women in my life. And I can say that very confidently. I have never felt so attracted and found so much beauty and interest in a woman.

“I told Paula that and she said the same thing and I was happy to hear that from her. Our minds are on the same wavelength, it’s such a spiritual connection.

“We have good vibes together. This is such a beautiful experience. I don’t think many people experience that kind of spiritual and soulmate connection with someone.”

Main photo:- Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa share a meal in Dubai courtesy Tennis World USA