Tsitsipas mocks Djokovic: "He won 10 Australian Opens, he's selfish!"

The Greek tennis player joked in the post-match interview with John McEnroe, making fun of the Serbian champion

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Tsitsipas mocks Djokovic: "He won 10 Australian Opens, he's selfish!"
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Stefanos Tsitsipas qualified for the third round at the Australian Open 2024, at the end of a very interesting match against the Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson. The Greek, immediately down a set, had to bring out the best of his tennis to overturn and then win the match.

Interviewed at the end of the match by John McEnroe, the former finalist in Melbourne in the last edition also focused on Novak Djokovic, who would shortly thereafter win his match with Alexei Popyrin.

"The figures don't lie. Novak has won the Australian Open here 10 times. He is a very selfish person. I think one day he has to wake up and become less selfish. Sharing means caring for someone else," joked Tsitsi.

Tsitsipas and McEnroe
Tsitsipas and McEnroe© Julian Finney / Staff Getty Images Sport

Then he added: "There are two scenarios. Someone has to beat Novak and it's not me. Or it has to be me. We'll find a way!"

The Greek gave an opinion in the press conference on Luca Van Assche, who surprisingly eliminated Lorenzo Musetti: "I played with him. He has a good baseline game. He moves very well, he is not the tallest of players, but he is able to play well and stay in matches. He has good shots. I have to be consistent and stay strong with him, the rest will be seen on the court."

Djokovic suffered but won against Popyrin

He took a big risk, at a certain point someone thought he was the end of his life, but once again Novak Djokovic proved everyone wrong. At 4-5 and 0-40 with the serve Alexei Popyrin had the chance to go ahead 2 sets to 1, a great opportunity, with the Serbian in physical and perhaps even partially mental difficulties.

The Australian melted a bit like snow in the sun, a bit surrendered to the blows of Nole, who canceled out four set points and then ended in a tiebreak. The rest is known history, the Serbian wins again and despite the suffering he continues his journey in the tournament: he closes in four sets and it ends like this.

Djokovic enters the next round where he will face the Argentine Etcheverry, who did well to get rid of first Andy Murray and then Gael Monfils, again clearly in three sets. He finishes 6-3 4-6 7-6 6-3 for the Serbian.

John Mcenroe