Greek sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has lost to Canadian Milos Raonic in the Australian Open, suffering a 7-5 6-4 7-6(2) defeat in the third round on Friday.
Tsitsipas, a semi-finalist at the Australian Open last year, was broken once in each of the first and second sets before Raonic claimed the tiebreak. The Greek fans of Melbourne showed faces of disappointment, who were out in full force at the Margaret Court Arena to support the Athens-born player.
Raonic, who reached the last four at Melbourne Park in 2016, hit 19 aces and 55 winners and prevented the ATP Finals champion Tsitsipas from obtaining a single breakpoint opportunity in the match.
The match was also been met with many loud and passionate Greek fans, which prompted the chair umpire to intervene. A loud number of Tsitispas fans could be heard chanting from outside the arena doors, forcing the chair umpire to stop the match and call for security to close the door.
“Please, please, close the door,” the chair umpire said.
“Security please, close the door.”