Stefanos Tsitsipas thrilled a partisan Rod Laver Arena crowd when he won his way into the Australian Open final on Friday afternoon.
But they loved his post-match work even more.
The Greek star cracked up fans with a roast of coach and Aussie great Mark Philippoussis following his semi-final win over Karen Khachanov.
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Asked by Nine’s Jim Courier what Philippoussis has added to the team, Tsitsipas simply said: “Sense of humour.”
Cut to Philippoussis staring straight-faced into space.
Tsitsipas continued: “Serve and volley (the tactic), which I never use.
“It’s always there, somewhere, it’s there if I need it.”
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Again, no chuckles from the former US Open and Wimbledon finalist….