WATCH: Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Shot of the Year 2020 That Made ‘Our Jaws Drop’

Published 12/13/2020, 12:00 PM EST
Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his group stage match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Toby Melville


The governing body of men’s tennis has shared a video on its Twitter page, bringing out a remarkable piece of action from Stefanos Tsitsipas this year. 

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ATP clip features stunning backhand winner by Stefanos Tsitsipas

The clip is from a doubles encounter at ATP Cup in Brisbane. It featured Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas and his Cypriot partner Michail Perrvolarakis against German Kevin Krawietz and compatriot Andreas Mies. 

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The moment features Tsitsipas reaching for an overhead smash and producing an incredible backhand winner.

While the shot itself is breathtaking, what is even more sensational is the way the long-haired Tsitsipas shows remarkable agility, for someone of his height, to reach the ball.

Tsitsipas and Cypriot partner lost the match in question

The ATP posted a message along with the video, which aptly says, “The shots that made our jaws drop. Relive the most bizarre and brilliant moments from this season!”

That piece of action was one of many moments in that group stage encounter at the Pat Rafter Arena that made the crowds go ‘wow’ and erupt in applause.

However, the match, though fiercely contested, ended in defeat for the Greek-Cypriot pair.

Tsitsipas-Pervolarakis pair lost after epic final set

Tsitsipas and Pervolarakis took the opening set fairly comfortably, only to see the German pair storm back to win the second.

 

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The deciding set saw an epic battle, with both sets of players going full throttle and matching each other shot for shot, drawing gasps of astonishment and rapturous applause from the crowd.

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It turned out to be one the longest sets in doubles history, eventually going in favor of the German pair.

The eventual score-line read 3-6, 6-3 and 17-15, standing testimony to the epic battle.

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The title showdown for the doubles crown featured Novak Djokovic and Serbian partner Victor Troicki against Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Pablo Carreno Busta.

The Spaniards were no match for Djokovic and Troicki as the Serbian pair bossed the proceedings and won the championship in straight sets.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his semi-final match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Toby Melville

The final score-line read 6-3, 6-4 in favor of the Serbian pair.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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