The clash between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Swedish Mikael Ymer unfolded in near silence.
Small player entourages in the stands, the chair umpire, ball kids and the media crew were the only ones allowed into the John Cain Arena to watch Tsitsipas and Ymer in the third round of the 2021 Australian Open.
Covid-19 news: As of today the whole state of Victoria is in a hard five-day Covid-19 lockdown. This means that no fans are able to attend matches.
Tsitsipas and Ymer are no strangers to each other. They played against each other as juniors and most recently were quarantine training partners.
After one hour and thirty-four minutes, Tsitsipas won 6-4, 6-1, 6-1.
Power and finesse from the Greek prodigy.
And the 22-year-old has a special message for his fans. After his win, he wrote “My community is the world” on a TV camera lens.
World No.6 Stefanos Tsitsipas has invited his fans to accompany him on his journey on and off the court.
Dubbed the next Roger Federer, Tsitsipas has been hitting the ball over the net from a young age.
In his short tennis career, he already has five ATP titles to his name. Moreover, he won the ATP Finals in 2019 and is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist.
Over the years there will a lot more to celebrate.
The 22-year-old couldn’t contain his excitement announcing the news of his new original series, ‘Dear Fans’ on social media.
The series has now started streaming on the Tennis Channel.