‘Team Greece’ has made it through the first round of the Australian Open a winner, with young tennis stars Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari both eliminating their opponents.

Tsitsipas easily took on Italian Matteo Berrettini, beating him with 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(4) whereas Sakkari overcame Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko challenges scoring 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

While both athletes offered audiences a great performance it was their Greek fans that garnered more reactions on social media, leaving the rest of the spectators speechless with their overwhelming expression of support towards their compatriots.

The Greek fans, joined in a group, made the AusOpen match feel like a game of footy, coming up with imaginative rhymes and mottos that their either chanted or yelled to lift Tsitsipas’ and Sakkaris’ spirits at crucial moments.

“It was a very tough match for me, against an athlete that has accomplished so many great things, I’m very happy for my victory. The Greek audience was amazing. I thank them because they helped me when I needed it,” Sakkari told reporters after beating Ostapenko.

However, the support of the Greek fans group did not end with the Hellas tennis duo’s matches but it extended to Andy Murrey’s game chaired by Greek tennis umpire Eva Asderaki-Moore who has moved to Melbourne.

Several Australians took to Twitter and other social media platforms to express both their surprise and admiration for the Greek tennis fans.

Here’s some of the best reactions and a video of Maria Sakkari on-court below:

These Greek fans at the Sakkari-Ostapenko match are amazing 😄#AusOpen

— 🌊🌴🐛🐢 (@SWGOAT) January 14, 2019

It’s safe to say the Greek are happy #Tsitsipas #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/tY6vw3Sxzd

— Ahmed Abdelaal (@ahmedfederer) January 14, 2019

Crazy Greek fans after @StefTsitsipas wins 1st round #AO pic.twitter.com/yVkXGtPfO0

— Greg (@gregerss) January 14, 2019

 

Get it bro, I'm pulling for a comeback

— Reg (@_Reg_1) January 14, 2019

 

The Greek supporters have arrived on Hisense for the Sakkari/Ostapenko match. Jeeez these guys are crazy 🤣😆

— Catherine K. (@Kate00019) January 14, 2019

 

All the Greeks in Melbourne went from Tsitsipas straight to Sakkari and we STAN supportive wog culture.

— Catherine (@catcallfilms) January 14, 2019

 

What do these Greek fans do after the Maria Sakkari match ends – find whatever court Eva Asderaki-Moore is umpiring on and start chanting her name? #AusOpen

— Mike McIntyre (@protennisfan) January 14, 2019