Tomorrow night Stefanos Tsitsipas will take his chance at becoming the first Greek player to play in an Australian Open final.
In order to achieve this, however, he needs the support of Greek fans.
According to Australian Open organisers, there are still tickets for tomorrow’s match. If you would like to see Tsitsipas write history and support his efforts to break Daniil Medvedev’s 19-match unbeaten run and qualify for the Grand Slam final book now at Ticketmaster.com.au/ausopen
You will also get the chance to enjoy the specialities of the Australia Open grounds, like the Royale Brothers Burgers and Peroni Aperitivo Bar before the big match starts at 7:30pm.
THE GLORIOUS COMEBACK
A relentless game was played between Greece’s tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal at the Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday which saw the Greek star emerge a winner.
The 22-year-old Greek became only the third player to beat Nadal from two sets to love down.
Nadal took the first set 6-3, giving Tsitsipas a reminder of how little margin for error he had. The Spaniard later took the second set 6-2 and locked the third set at 4-4 before the tie breaker, giving Tsitsipas a chance to keep the match alive.
The win seemed a fait accompli for Nadal but the 22-year-old Greek player managed to take the tie breaker and took the third set at 6-7 causing the Spaniard to lose a set for the first time in this tournament. Nadal made some errors in this set, including two missed overheads.
In the fourth set, Nadal led 1-0, but after brilliant play from Nadal, Tsitsipas managed to break 5-4 in the fourth set.
Having leveled at two sets all, Tsitsipas and Nadal continued to play after 11pm in the fifth set with Nadal leading the way, 1-0 and holding the lead until a 5-5 tiebreaker.
Astonishingly, Tsitsipas broke Nadal to Love and served for the match 6-5 in the final set and took the game at 7-5 shortly before midnight.
TSITSIPAS LEFT “SPEECHLESS”
In 2019, he had stunned his idol, former world No. 1 Roger Federer, but eventually lost to Nadal in the semifinal. He is now preparing for his third Grand Slam semifinal.
“It brings back very good emotions and feelings (Federer 2019). I have a special connection with court where I lives moments that elevated me. Amazing place to play tennis,” Tsitsipas said.
“The fact that I was able to come back and to fight with such a respected player as Rafa created a great moment of appreciation.”
“That was epic. That’s where I always want to be and there is more to go,” he said.
“I’m speechless. I have no words to describe what just happened on the court, my tennis speaks for itself,” Tsitsipas told Nine after the win.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling to be able to fight at such a level and to just be able to leave my all out on the court.