VIDEO: Who needs a shoe anyway? Certainly not Stefanos Tsitsipas

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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.

See for yourself.

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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