Stefanos Tsitsipas bows out of US Open after blowing seven match points


“This is probably the saddest and funniest at the same time thing that has ever happened in my career,” is what Tsitsipas wrote on Twitter soon after finishing his match, and he couldn’t have been more right.

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas has bowed out of the US Open after losing to Borna Coric in a five set thriller this afternoon.

The first three sets were an intense dual between two well-respected players. Tsitsipas went into cruise control in the fourth set, with Coric trailing 1-5, 0-30. Tsitsipas was only two points away from proceeding to the next round.

Borna Coric in action against Stefanos Tsitsipas during a men’s singles match at the 2020 US Open. (Photo by Brad Penner/USTA)

That was until Coric managed to break Tsitsipas in the next game. Tsitsipas managed to pull it back, taking the next game, with only one more expected game in sight.

Coric managed to recover from an incredible 0-40 deficit, saving two match points. Then saving four match points. Then saving five match points. It was at this point, a shocked Tsitsipas was forced to hold out and try and break the Croatian.

Photo by Brad Penner/USTA

Managing to break the Greeks nerve, the match went on into a fifth set.

The fifth set managed to go to a tie-breaker, with neither players giving out. Unfortunately, it was Tsitsipas who couldn’t use his serves to his advantage, losing a 4 hour and 36 minute game to Coric.

A title contender for the Open, the Greek will surely be disappointed with the result.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Fresco of Helen of Troy uncovered at Pompeii

Nearly 2,000 years since it was buried by volcanic rubble, the lost city of Pompeii is yielding even more impressive discoveries.

New casual Greek restaurant brings meze and cocktails to Adelaide’s CBD

Andrew Papadakis, the visionary who founded and successfully sold Meze Mazi, returns to the vibrant Adelaide restaurant scene.

Two Greek women included in ’30 Under 30′ Forbes list

In this year's European Forbes "30 Under 30" list, two exceptional Greek women have managed to stand out for their successful paths.

2,300-year-old tomb unearthed in Greece

A tomb in the ancient Macedonian city of Aegae in modern Vergina, Greece,  has been unearthed according to an All That’s Interesting report.

Yorgos Lanthimos’ new movie ‘Kinds of Kindness’ included in Cannes lineup

New films from Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrea Arnold and Francis Ford Coppola, will compete for the Palme d’Or at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

You May Also Like

Damon Hanlin: Pillar of Sydney Olympic FC and now the face of growth for Xanthi FC

Damon Hanlin has guided the development of Sydney Olympic for years, being a strong board member and, more importantly, loyal fan of the club.

On this day, Saint Paisios of Mount Athos died aged 69

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos was credited for many miracles and prophecies, being proclaimed a Saint of the Orthodox Church in 2015.

Greek PM reiterates call for return of Parthenon Marbles as British public opinion shows support

A poll published in a British newspaper supports arguments for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum to Greece.