The tennis is back. The ATP Cup resumed at Melbourne Park on Friday morning.
Team Greece faced Team Spain.
Michalis Pervolarakis faced Pablo Carreño Busta. The thrilling game ended with Spain winning 6-3,6-4.
Up hitting next was Stefanos Tsitsipas playing against Roberto Bautista Agut.
In the near empty stadium, all you could hear was Tsitsipas grunting and breathing.
The Greek star was supposed to verse against Rafael Nadal, however he withdrew his participation due to his waist problem.
Tsitsipas smashed his opponent 5-7, 5-7.
"It was a good match. I think I played very solid throughout the whole match and showed aggression. My forehand was on fire, my serve was working really well for me," Tsitsipas said in his on-court interview.
"I executed my game plan very well and had a clear picture of what I was intending to do out on the court."
Unfortunately for Team Greece, his win couldn’t help them qualify for the next round.
Tsitsipas and Markos Kalovelonis then took on Carreno Busta and Marcel Granollers to decide the tie.
But after Greece won the first game, Spain retired. That gave Greece its first tie victory in ATP CUP event history.
2021 ATP Cup – Team Greece
Stefanos Tsitsipas relaunches limited edition souvlaki at Stalactites, to raise funds for Covid-19 relief
Yes, you will be smiling that much too when you try Stalactites’ limited edition ‘Tsitsipas Souvlaki’.
Melbourne’s famous Greek eatery Stalactites has once again teamed up with Greece’s star Stefanos Tsitsipas to re-launch their limited edition souvlaki.
100% of this year’s sales will assist those affected by COVID-19 and food insecurity.
The limited-edition souvlaki is available from today, Monday 1 February until Wednesday 24 February.
“I feel at home in Melbourne and I love being welcomed by the Greek community here. All throughout quarantine I’d been craving a Stalactites souvlaki so I’m excited to finally be here with my team and family,” Tsitsipas said.
Donations will be split amongst two charities –Melbourne based charity SecondBite and ‘Together for the Children’, a charity close to Tsitsipas’ heart back in Greece.