Australian underdog Alexei Popyrin couldn’t hold back tears after a staggering upset win over eighth seed Taylor Fritz.
Popyrin won his second five-set match in three days to become the first Aussie into the third round, before delivering an emotional interview to the roaring crowds at John Cain Arena.
“Oh my God, it was just crazy man. I really couldn’t have done it without you guys,” he said of the local support.
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“This win means so much to me. I had the toughest year last year, didn’t win many matches. I won as many matches this year as…