Moments after he beat Rafael Nadal in five sets and reached the semifinals of the Australian Open, Stefanos Tsitsipas met with his father and his team in a corridor inside the stadium’s complex. The Greek hugged everyone. The moment was caught on video and shared on social media with Coldplay’s song “Fix you” running in the background.
The Greek’s joy was authentic, especially as he managed to beat Rafael Nadal, who admitted that he had no excuse in losing against Stefanos. “That’s sport. Sometimes things go well or worse. Unfortunately, I had more injuries in that tournament than others. I’m not feeling unlucky at all. Everyone has what one deserves. Tennis is a fair sport. I had chances here in Australia and didn’t convert.”
Tennis – Watch the touching moment between Tsitsipas and his team