Stefanos Tsitsipas continued to win over fans at the Australian Open by inviting Aussie Margot Robbie to attend his semi-final.
The Greek Champion has been vocal about his love for Australia and the Greek support throughout the tournament, even using some Aussie slang, much to the rapture of the spectators at Melbourne Park after each win.
After a 6-3 7-6 (2) 6-4 win over Jiri Lehecka in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, Tsitsipas again showed his gratitude for Australia and Australians, specifically Robbie, in his after-match interview with Jim Courier
'Australia is such a great country. I like a lot of Aussie things,' he told Jim Courier during his on-court interview after booking a semi-final berth in Melbourne for the fourth time in the last five years.
'One of my favourite actresses comes from Australia, Margot Robbie.'
When asked whether he was 'pitching' himself to the Hollywood star, Tsitsipas replied: 'It would be nice to see her over there one day', while gesturing towards the stands at the Rod Laver Arena.
Determined to get a response from the world No4, Courier took the awkward exchange even further.
'Are you officially extending an invitation to Margot Robbie? I just want to be crystal clear here,' the four-time Grand Slam winner continued.
Tsitsipas' answer was as succinct as it was eloquent, as he replied: 'Absolutely'.
While the two-time Academy Award nominee may still accept the invitation.
Insider information to Greek City Times informs us he is smitten with his current girlfriend, Theodora Petalas, which has helped him take his game and attitude to a new level.
Who is Theodora Petalas ?
Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas, 24, is dating socialite Theodora Petalas, 27.
The couple is known to keep their relationship private, and rarely share photos of each other on social media.
They were first spotted together on holiday in 2020 but had known each other for several years before they started dating.
After beating Nadal at the 2021 Australian Open, Tsitsipas lovingly wrote online: 'TP, that's for you.'
On Friday, the 24-year-old will take on Russia's Karen Khachanov at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne at 2 pm AEST
"It's a match that I'm looking forward to. It's great to be back in the semifinals," he said.
"Of course, I'm happy with how I've played so far. I'm looking ahead for more, for better. Looking to create some magical experiences here in Australia."