Greek tennis pro Stefanos Tsitsipas is known for his on-court action. The 21-year-old is the youngest player ranked in the top 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals and the highest-ranked Greek player in history.
But when he’s not busy on the court, Tsitsipas creates content for his YouTube channel and the Sultanate of Oman is the star of his most recent video.
Touring the Omani capital, Tsitsipas's video sees him take in a market in Muscat, drive up into the Hajar mountains and climb across sand dunes in the Arabian desert.
With over 171 thousand subscribers on YouTube, the video entitled 'Oman – The Royal Ark' has been viewed more than 16,000 times. The athlete's Instagram post of the same trip has more than 62,000 likes.
In the video, the tennis champ and a friend spend four days in Oman.
Staying at The Chedi Muscat, Tsitsipas tells viewers: "Oman has been on my travelling list for as long as I can remember".
Viewers see him diving into the resort swimming pool, doing laps in the infinity pool, walking along the coastline and heading into the ocean.
He tells fans: "The Middle East is known for its beautiful sunrises and Oman didn’t disappoint.”
Exploring Omani culture, he asks about the Khanjar — a traditional Omani dagger and films some burning Bakhoor. He also heads to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which he learns is the second largest mosque in the Middle East.
The trip takes the athlete in to the mountains to visit Wadi Bin Khalid where he dives into some natural pools.
Afterwards, Tspiptispa scales a sand dune wearing a traditional Omani dishdasha and massar.
Fans reacted to the video with one viewer commenting, “As an Omani, it's so cool to see people I look up to visit my home! Beautiful video! Much love from Oman!”
Anther said: "Oman looks beautiful, very dreamlike."
The video wraps up with Tsitsipas showing off his moves on an Omani tennis court.