Stefanos Tsitsipas achieved a great victory over Taylor Fritz with 3 sets to and qualified for the quarter final of the Australian Open, but the Greek tennis player managed to go viral on the internet for another reason.
All eyes gathered on the Greek tennis player, not because of the great victory against the American tennis player, but for his rescue operation by helping a ball girl who "froze" in front of a large insect at the beginning of the fifth set.
In fact, Tsitsipas not only chose to save the frightened girl from the insect and leave his concentration on the game for a while, but he also took care not to kill it the insect.
He put the insect on his racket and removed it from the court.
The official account of the ATP Tour on Twitter deified him.
“An epic match, that’s what I can say,” said Tsitsipas afterwards. “I gave everything out on the court today."
"I’m very proud of myself, the way I fought, the way I stayed consistent in the moments that were very close and crucial.
"I’m overwhelmed. Just too much.
"The stadium was on fire. It’s too good to be true.”
Meanwhile, Tsitsipas, followed by cameras for a Netflix documentary, said afterwards that his recovery from elbow surgery was a surprise even to his own doctor, yet he is still here.
“I knew that Australia was coming soon and I would have to be playing again very soon," he said, adding: "I missed two weeks of preseason, which was not too bad, because the doctor predicted otherwise."
"My recovery was faster than anyone would have thought it would have been. My recovery was very surprising to my doctor," the Greek tennis star added.
Tomorrow at 3pm AEST Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on 11th seed Jannik Sinner