Stefanos Tsitsipas: “Aussie Greeks are the proudest people I know”

"Aussie Greeks are the proudest people I know", says Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas is currently undergoing the mandatory two-week quarantine in Melbourne ahead of the ATP Cup and Australian Open.

The World No. 6 is able to leave his room for up to five hours a day, but only to attend dedicated quarantine training venues.

And even though he hasn’t interacted with any members of the public, he has made the Greek Australian community very happy and excited.

“Aussie Greeks are the proudest people I know. God bless them all!” he tweeted over the weekend.

Many followers replied with positive wishes, such as “Yia Sou Megale. I hope you have a FANTASTIC tournament here in Melbourne.”

“Win the Open Stefano & we’ll rename it the Hellenic Open,” another fan commented.

Team Greece players – Stefanos Tsitsipas, Michail Pervolarakis, Markos Kalovelonis and Petros Tsitsipas – have also become creative while virtually training together.

Stefanos posted a funny video of him trying to get a bouncing ball, while Pervolarakis was seen performing the ‘Maleviziotis’, a traditional Cretan dance.

Meanwhile, Maria Sakkari who was placed into strict quarantine on Saturday, thanked her fans for their supportive messages.

“Thank you everyone for your message. We are all experiencing unprecedented circumstances but your love gives me energy and strength. I will turn my room into a gym to be prepared to compete when the quarantine ends,” she posted on Instagram.

The 2021 ATP Cup will be played from 1-5 February.

The 2021 Australian Open will take place at Melbourne Park from 8 to 21 February.

*Image by Nick Bourdaniotis/Bourdo Photography (Copyright)

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