VIDEO: Who needs a shoe anyway? Certainly not Stefanos Tsitsipas
It has been a quite a brilliant week for Stefanos Tsitsipas, but the teenager did experience a shoe malfunction during his semi-final.
The 19-year-old started this week’s Barcelona Open without a clay-court win to his name, yet he finds himself in the final after beating Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday.
He is also the first Greek man to reach an ATP Tour final since Nicholas Kalogeropoulos in 1973, but he was involved in a peculiar incident early in the match.
Tsitsipas was leading 3-0 and was 15-30 up on the Carreno Busta serve when his shoe came off while he was sliding around on the court.
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Unfortunately he was unable to win the point, but of course he did go on to win the match.
“I cannot explain it. [It was] probably because of the shoelaces,” Tsitsipas told ATPWorldTour.com. “I should tie my shoelaces more.”
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