Tsitsipas brothers advance to next round of Australian Open for first time as a team

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Petros and Stefanos Tsitsipas came back from a set down to beat Ramkumar Ramanathan and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela to advance to the 2nd round of the Australian Open. 

This was the 1st Grand Slam win for the two Greek tennis players.

The brothers got off to a good start at the Australian Open, beating Ramanathan and Reyes-Varela 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 to qualify for the “32” best pairs in Melbourne.

Petros and Stefanos fell behind early with a break in the 1st set for 1-4 and were unable to come back, however they came up big in the 2nd set and took a 4-1 lead. Ramanathan and Reyes Varela managed to tie the game at 4-4, but the two Greek players kept their cool, were patient and finally got a new break in the 12th game to take the set 7-5.

In the 2nd set our champions were even better, nobody was in danger from the two serves and thanks to a break from the 4th game (3-1), they managed to turn around and win the set 6-3.

Stefanos and Petros scored their first victory together in a Grand Slam event, “unlocking” another great achievement.

We remind you that they made their Slam debut 2 years ago in Melbourne, playing as a wild card at the 2021 Australian Open, where they were defeated 2-1 in sets by Mackenzie McDonald and Tommy Paul.

They also played at Wimbledon in 2021 and the US Open in 2022, losing both times in very close matches.

At this year’s Australian Open, they entered the main draw of the doubles for the 1st time without a wild card and celebrated their first victory, to qualify for the “32” best pairs of the tournament.

In the 2nd round they will have a very difficult task, as they will face the leading pair of the board and No.3 in the world ranking, the Dutch Wesley Koolhof and the British Neal Skupski.

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