Tennis star Novak Djokovic experienced a hilarious moment involving Stefanos Tsitsipas, as he had to reminisce about the two facing off in the Grand Slam final. The two met each other at Summit Takara in French Open 2021. The Serb then cruised to a 6-7 (6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Tsitsipas.
The incident occurred while Djokovic was speaking to reporters in Melbourne, where he is currently busy with the Australian Open. “He (Tsipas) has already played and he’s probably the most experienced guy out of all of them in quarter-finalists. He’s already played in the latter stages of Grand Slams, quite a few times. He’s never played a final. Hope I’m not wrong,” Djokovic said, before being corrected by a journalist in the room.
Journalist: “Yes. He played against you, you came back from 2 sets down. Realizing his mistake, Djokovic added: “Sorry, sorry. My bad, my bad.”
Tsitsipas won in straight sets against Jiri Lahika to reach the semi-finals. She defeated the Czech 6-3, 7(7)-6(2), 6-4 and will now face American Karen Khachanov in the final four tie.
On the other hand, Djokovic defeated Russia’s Andrei Rublev to reach the semi-finals. Djokovic dictated the action from the word go and made the contest a one-sided affair. He won the match 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 and will now face Tommy Paul in the semi-finals.
According to data available on atptour.comTsippas and Djokovic have met 12 times before, the former winning twice and the Serb ten times.
With the big names already out, fans will be hoping for another Grand Slam final between Stsipas and Djokovic. If that happens, Tsitsipas will be hoping to win his first Grand Slam title, while Djokovic is looking to extend his Grand Slam record to 22.