Stefanos Tsitsipas Mocks Famous Tik-Toker Khaby Lame During On-Court Banter

Published 11/12/2021, 4:30 PM EST
Aug 13, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates a win over Casper Ruud of Norway (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports


Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is looking to bounce back at the upcoming World Tour Finals this year, will play his opening round match against Andrey Rublev on Tuesday. The Greek, who had a forgettable ATP season post Wimbledon retired from the opening round match against Alexei Popyrin at Paris Masters.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas takes part in a hilarious video along with noted Tik-tok artist, Khaby Lame

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The Greek recently posted a video on twitter, where he performed alongside famous Tik-Tok artist, Khaby Lame. The Senegal-born personality, who shot to fame during the lockdown last year with his reaction videos on Tik-tok, became the second most followed person on the app.

Coming to the clip, Khaby Lame tried a serve which went really long(into the stands) as Tsitsipas took over and hit the serve perfectly. Later, the Greek gave a similar reaction to what Lame does in his reaction videos.

Tsitsipas tweeted, “You’re welcome, Khaby Lame”. 

Surely, this was an unexpected collaboration that turned out to be hilarious. With Khaby residing in Italy, fans might expect some more reaction videos from the Senegalese at the upcoming ATP World Tour Finals.

Coming to Stefanos Tsitsipas, he had a prolific start to the year as he reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open and went on to reach his maiden slam final at Roland Garros. Against Djokovic, the world no.4 was up by two sets before the Serb decided to stage yet another epic comeback of sorts.

Post the French Open defeat, the Greek star struggled to sustain the heat on grass and hard-courts. At SW19, he lost to the American, Frances Tiafoe in straight sets.

Oct 12, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) hits a shot against Fabio Fognini (ITA) during a third round match in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Tsitsipas is drawn alongside Djokovic, Rublev, and Ruud at ATP World Tour Finals 2021

Even though Tsitsipas managed to reach the semi-finals at Cincinnati and Montreal Masters, he was outpowered by Opelka and Zverev respectively.

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Adding to this, there were adverse reactions from fans and fellow players alike to his long bathroom breaks that took the attention away from his tennis. Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev were the ones to openly rebuke the Greek over the delay in bathroom breaks.

Aug 10, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece returns a ball to Ugo Humbert of France (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

As a result of his withdrawal from Paris Masters, Stefanos Tsitsipas had enough time to recover from injury and will try to stop the likes of Novak Djokovic, Andrey Rublev, and Casper Ruud at the year-end championships that are due to start from Sunday.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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