Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his onslaught to win over followers on the Australian Open by inviting Margot Robbie to attend his semi-final.
The Greek has been vocal about his love for Australia all through the match, even uttering some Aussie language a lot to the delight of spectators at Melbourne Park.
And following his 6-3 7-6(2) 6-4 win over Jiri Leheka within the quarter-finals on Tuesday, Tsitsipas once more confirmed his admiration for Australia and Australian gamers, notably Robbie.
Stefanos Tsitsipas invitations Margot Robbie to look at his Australian Open semi-final
‘Australia is such an amazing nation, I really like all issues Aussie,’ she advised Jim Courier throughout her on-court interview after reserving a semi-final berth in Melbourne for the fourth time within the final 5 years.
‘One in every of my favourite actresses comes from Australia, Margot Robbie.’
Requested if he was ‘pitching’ himself for Hollywood stardom, Tsitsipas replied: ‘It will be good to see him there sooner or later’, pointing to the stands at Rod Laver Enviornment.
Decided to extract solutions from the world No. 4, Courier took the already awkward alternate even additional.
The world quantity 4 made the invitation throughout an ungainly on-court alternate with Jim Courier (above) shortly after the top of their quarter-final match.
‘Are you formally inviting Margot Robbie? I need to be completely clear right here,’ the four-time Grand Slam winner continued.
Tsitsipas’ reply was as concise because it was eloquent, as he replied: ‘Completely’.
Whereas the two-time Academy Award nominee should settle for invites, Tsitsipas’ public acclaim could appear considerably odd to clarify to his girlfriend Theodora Petalas.
Nonetheless, it stays to be seen whether or not the Hollywood star is a fan of tennis or not.
A graduate of New York Metropolis College, Petalas lives in London however has typically been seen cheering on the Greek star from the stands on courts all over the world.
‘It is slightly troublesome for us, as a result of she lives in London,’ Tsitsipas advised Marie Claire earlier this month.
‘However fortunately it hasn’t taken us to extremes. She involves some tournaments to help me and so we will spend a while collectively.
In 2021, Tsitsipas revealed that she began courting Petalas in 2019, when she was dwelling within the US. The 2 are believed to have met by household pals in New York, however the tennis star admitted it took her some time to summon up the braveness to precise her emotions.
Tsitsipas and his girlfriend Theodora Petalas attending a Los Angeles Lakers recreation
The Greek tennis star and Petalas met in New York by some household pals
He mentioned, ‘I favored her lots, however I used to be shy then and didn’t specific my emotions.’ Sun Final yr.
‘However two years in the past, once more in New York, I requested her out on a date.
‘I requested her to go all the way down to Brooklyn to take some photos and I believe she liked it. I took some images, that are my favorites to today.
By defeating Leheka, Tsitsipas maintained her unbeaten file in Grand Slam quarterfinals with six wins from six matches.
Tsitsipas will face Karen Khachanov within the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Friday
The Greek, who has an opportunity to complete the match alongside Novak Djokovic nonetheless as world primary, will face Karen Khachanov within the semi-finals on Friday.
Earlier, Khachanov reached his second consecutive Slam semifinal after Sebastian Korda was down 7-6(5) 6-3 3-0 as a result of a wrist harm.
‘I am feeling nice with my tennis. I do not assume I’ve felt so good in a very long time. I might positively say sure to it. ‘I’m a special participant, taking part in in another way.
‘My mindset is totally different. To be sincere, I do not take into consideration destructive issues after I’m on the court docket. I simply go on the market and play the sport.’