Greek tennis stars, Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas, will advance to the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics after a win against the Canadian duo, Gabriella Dabrowski and Felix Auger Aliassime, on Wednesday.
On paper, the Canadians kept pace with the Greeks throughout the match. Both teams made 14 unforced errors while the Canadians never double-faulted, had two service winners, and had the edge on first serve.
But ultimately the Greek pair came out on top with a score of 6-3 6-4.
The win was a proud moment for both Sakkari and Tsitsipas, after both were knocked out of their singles competition.
Tsitsipas had just lost a singles match to Ugo Humbert of France earlier in the day, where he sustained an ankle injury.
The high-profile Greek pair will now play the Australian mixed doubles pair, Ashleigh Barty and long-time friend, John Peers, who won their match against Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska and Horacio Zeballos last night 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).