Head Tennis Trolls Rival Wilson Tennis After Stefanos Tsitsipas Breaks his Racquet During a Rally at Hamburg Open

Published 07/17/2021, 8:13 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP 500 – Hamburg European Open – Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany – July 14, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his round of 16 match against Germany’s Dominik Koepfer REUTERS/Cathrin Mueller


The Hamburg Open has been an eventful tournament so far this year. It has been an absolute entertainer with some memorable comebacks and a few shocking defeats. However, it made headlines last night for all the odd reasons. Greek national Stefanos Tsitsipas was at the heart of the action as he played Filip Krajinovic in the quarter-finals.

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Regardless of the enthralling battle, the focus of the match was Stefanos’ racquet. The crowd was in splits a wonderful rally, ended with Stefanos’ racquet break in two.

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However, adding salt to the wound, the International tennis brand, Head Tennis, took a dig at their rival counterparts, Wilson Tennis. Re-tweeting the hilarious moment, they said, “Team HEAD grew by 50% since yesterday”

Fans absolutely enjoyed the banter as they retweeted the Head’s quirky post. They hoped on the meme trend and flood Twitter with their humor, at the cost of Wilson tennis.

Defeat in Germany for Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos started the game strong in an attacking style. He instantly established his dominance early in the game and extremely pressurized his Serbian counterpart. By doing so, he won the first set 6-3 and was one step closer from progressing into the semi-finals.

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Tennis – ATP 500 – Hamburg European Open – Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany – July 16, 2021, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his quarter final match against Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic REUTERS/Cathrin Mueller

However, as he walked into the second set, he had lost all focus and lacked the agility he showed in the first set. Filip noticed the Greek’s lack of attention and took the game by the crux of it. He won the second in a complete washout by 1-6, giving the crowd their money’s worth. By the end of the game, Stefanos looked like a shadow of himself. He had lost all interest and effort going into the decider set.

As a result, the game ended in favor of Filip, with a scoreline of 6-1, 1-6, 3-6. It was yet another disappointing campaign for Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Hamburg European Open – Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany – July 16, 2021 Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic celebrates winning his quarter final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Cathrin Mueller

“He started really well, really aggressively, I could not find my game, could not find my serve, he was overpowering me. But at the end of the first set, I felt better I was going for my shots. It paid off in the end. I am happy to beat Tsitsipas, he is an amazing player,” Filip said.

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Tough luck

It’s not entirely been a disappointing season for Stefanos. At the 2021 French Open finals, not only did he face World No. 1, Novak Djokovic, but he also gave him a run for his money. Stefanos dominated the early stages of that game as well.

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In fact, he won two sets on the bounce and was just one set away from winning his first Roland Garros title. However, he once again lost his footing mid-game, was low on confidence, lacked focus, and fell victim to a Djokovic masterclass.

His 2021 Wimbledon Championship campaign was no different. Once again, he was eliminated in the first round itself, in both the men’s singles and doubles category.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his first round match against Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. REUTERS/Toby Melville

However, fans are certain that this is just a blip in the massive legacy the Greek will leave behind. It is only a matter of time until he makes a comeback and lives up to his World No. 4 rank.

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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