Stefanos Tsitsipas continues his unbeaten run at the Miami Open, overcoming Cristian Garín 2-1. The top Greek tennis player will face Karen Khachanov in the round of 16 where he will fight for a place in the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 tennis tournament.
A few hours after the game, Tsitsipas, through his Twitter account, compared his matches at the Miami Open to alcoholic cocktails. As he wrote, the matches in Florida remind him of a margarita with ice.
"If tennis matches were cocktails, Miami would be a margarita on the rocks - hot, sweaty, and with a hint of lime," the Greek champion, number two in the Miami Open leaderboard and number three in the world, tweeted.
If tennis matches were cocktails, Miami would be a margarita on the rocks - hot, sweaty, and with a hint of lime. pic.twitter.com/cwxNdDWP6P
— Stefanos Tsitsipas (@steftsitsipas) March 27, 2023
His tweet could not go unnoticed though. The Miami Open account responded with emojis, while many others sent him… "steamy" messages.
"No matter hot no matter what" wrote one of his fan, and others noted that "you're hot and sweaty too".
Another, again, approached Stefanos Tsitsipas with the same logic that he had. "What cocktail would Stefanos Tsitsipas be?" and he replied: "Pina colada." Classic, sophisticated, popular and sweet".
See the tweets:
You are hot no matter what. Great fight & mental strength today Stef💙
— LavanyaSingerDinesh🌺 (@LavanyaVocalist) March 27, 2023
You’re hot and sweaty too x
— mimi🧍🏻♀️| rafa’s comeback era (@rafastefbaes) March 27, 2023
You are always hot Stef idk about the sweaty but I’ll drink it haha
— AM missing 1GA (@marnnieam) March 27, 2023
This cocktail in picture 😉😊 pic.twitter.com/T0ewpcLw3Q
— Izabel (@izabel_lipari) March 27, 2023
Stef, I had to read twice to understand the margarita wasn’t about you🤣
— Corine Leegwater - YogaYatra (@CorineYogaYatra) March 27, 2023
Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the most loved and popular players at the Miami Open and this was also evident from the training he did before the tournament started.
Of course, he also returned the public's love. After the victory with Garín , he wrote to the camera that he is a fan of Inter Miami, the team whose president is David Beckham.
Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Chilean qualifier Cristian Garin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Miami Open on Monday, the Greek's first on-court action after a bye and walkover in the opening rounds.
Tsitsipas had 12 aces in his first victory since an opening-round win in Rotterdam over Emil Ruusuvuori in mid-February. He ran his record to 3-0 against Garin, who was attempting to become the first Chilean player to reach the fourth round in Miami since Fernando Gonzalez in 2010.
After losing the first set, Garin won eight straight points late in the second to force a decisive third. Tsitsipas had a critical break at 4-all in the final set and advanced.
Tsitsipas, who withdrew from Acapulco due to a shoulder injury and lost in the opening round in Indian Wells, overcame 21 unforced errors in his first match of the tournament.
"I was waiting for a very long time to get out and play," Tsitsipas said, according to the ATP Tour website. "It has almost felt like a vacation this past week, staying in Miami. I'm glad I got started. It was a difficult match against an opponent who has played good tennis against good opponents in the past.
"I am happy with the way things turned around and my confidence towards the end. I had an eye-on-the-prize attitude and it was effective with how I played in the last game when he was serving."
Tsitsipas will take on Karen Khachanov, who eased past Czech Jiri Lehecka 6-2, 6-4, in a round-of-16 match on Tuesday.
In other action, Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina surprised sixth-ranked and fifth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada 6-2, 7-5. Cerundolo.
Cerundolo was a semifinalist in Miami last year, has faced Auger-Aliassime in third-round matches of every ATP Masters 1000 or Grand Slam event this year - all won by the Canadian.
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