Although Stefanos Tsitsipas is a successful ATP player with some important trophies and matches under his belt, he just admitted that the clearest moment in his mind is the time he hugged Paula Badosa, possibly for the very first time, at Indian Wells during a Tie Break Tens mixed doubles match.
At the time, Tsitsipas teamed up with Sakkari while Badosa teamed up with Cameron Norrie. "So wholesome! Most memorable moment in my tennis career, no jokes. Lives in my head rent-free," Tsitsipas describes the moment. "This moment," Badosa reacted.
You can watch the mixed doubles event below:
What did Badosa say after the mixed doubles event
After the mixed doubles event, Badosa was asked about the experience of teaming up with Norrie. "We know each other but maybe not that close.
It was very fun to play with him and maybe hopefully in the future we can play (again)," said Badosa in the post-match interview. Few did she know that she'll be involved romantically with her opponent Stefanos. The two recently danced together inside a gym.
Watch the footage in this article: Tsitsipas pulls off "cringe" dance with Badosa inside gym (VIDEO). Also, they dined out in Greek style. However, during the dinner, Tsitsipas quit holding hands with Paula. Some fans interpreted that gesture as a sign that their relationship is fake.
Watch a video of the moment in this article: Date gesture suggests Tsitsipas-Badosa relationship is fake (VIDEO). One of the first signs that betrayed their relationship was a story posted by Tsitsipas on Instagram. In the story, Badosa is seen talking on the phone, showing the middle finger, and sticking her tongue out.
See the story in this article: Stefanos Tsitsipas posts Paula Badosa on his IG Story, is it official now? IBadosa and Tsitsipas haven't yet made an official statement regarding their relationship status.
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