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Stefanos Tsitipas takes a shot at his father after beating Richard Gasquet at Ultimate Tennis Showdown

Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas is currently taking part in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown which kicked off on Monday.
Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas is currently taking part in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown which kicked off on Monday. (Getty Images)

Stefanos Tsitsipas is currently taking part in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown held in France

Stefanos Tsitsipas took a funny dig at his father after defeating Richard Gasquet at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown on Tuesday.

Tsitsipas faced a tough opponent in another Frenchman, Gasquet, whom he had to beat 5-3 in sudden death to progress further.

Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas is currently taking part in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown which kicked off on Monday.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is currently taking part in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown (Getty Images)

Tsitsipas beat Gasquet 17-12, 14-15, 15-12, 13-15, 5-3. The Greek opened the first set and looked evenly matched.

However, he went 6-4 down at one stage that Tsitsipas’s coach, his own father Apostolos, called a time-out and encouraged his son and said, “try to attack more, please.”

The World No.6 eventually went on to win the game via sudden death. The first thing he did was to look at the box, where his father was and screamed in excitement.

He took a shot at his dad after the match by posting a video with the caption:

“My dad sits there screaming goddamn Greek. @ultimate_tennis_showdown”.

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown is conducted by Serena William’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou. The new tournament will be held at the Mouratoglou Academy in the South of France till July 12th.

Tsitsipas joins Berrettini and Popyrin

Tsitsipas joined the likes of Matteo Berrettini and Alexei Popyrin as the only players with unbeaten records at the end of day two of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown.

World No.8 Berrettini defeated David Goffin 13-12, 20-8, 18-9, 11-12 while Popyrin overcame Feliciano Lopez, 13-11, 14-17, 14-13, 15-12 in a hard-fought encounter.

Italy's Matteo Berrettini is the current World No.8 according to ATP rankings.
Italy’s Matteo Berrettini is the current World No.8 according to ATP rankings. (Getty Images)

Ultimate Tennis Showdown has brought in some radical changes from the normal tennis that is played. It involves a 10-man field, in which each player will play against the other in a standard round-robin format.

Once it is done, the six players with the most wins qualify for the knockout stage, and should there be a tie in the table then set averages will come into play.

The top two players move immediately into the semi-finals whilst the four below them will face off against one another to move forward.

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Written by Siddharth

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