‘You Are Going to Clean’ – Stefanos Tsitsipas, Diego Schwartzman, and Alize Cornet Take Part in a Responsible Initiative at Miami Open 2022

Published 03/23/2022, 8:42 AM EDT

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Diego Schwartzman, Alize Cornet, and Karolína Plíšková are undoubtedly four of the most looked-out players on the tour. Having an unpleasant run at the Indian Wells, the four are now in Miami, looking to raise up their performance at the Miami Open. However, before hitting the court, the four recently took up a cleaning job.

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The four took the initiative to clean one of the Miami Beaches. Collaborating with the Not-For-Profit Organization Clean Miami Beach, Tsitsipas, Schwartzman, Cornet, and Pliskova took a day off from the court to be a part of the organization’s noble initiative. Capturing the moments, ATP uploaded them on their Instagram handle.

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Cleaning up the beach

Miami has some of the best beaches in the world. However, the rapidly increasing population and the everlasting growth of the commercial sector have left these paradises to become a victim of marine pollution. Disturbed by the situation, the four players hopped on in the T-shirts of Clean Miami Beach and headed straight towards the beach.

Providing a glimpse of the cleaning drive was ATP’s Instagram post. The post was a collection of multiple photos and videos, all from the drive. In the first video, Tsitsipas gave a brief about their day saying, “Good morning guys, here at Miami Beach, Diego, Alize, cleaning up the beach today. Making every single day count.”

Taking a dig at Tsitsipas, Schwartzman said, “You are going to clean the beach.” To which Tsitsipas replied, “What about you? We are on this together.” The fun digs continued between Tsitsipas, Schwartzman, and Cornet, as the three entered the beach.

In the next video, Schwartzman was captured cleaning the beach, as he called it, a competition just like in tennis.

Beach cleaning is bound to be a tough job. However, the toughness is coupled with meeting new species of the planet. The beach cleaning day of the four players was no different. In the third video, the players met a unique species found on the beach, called Barnacles.

 

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The fourth video saw the players walking back as they ended their cleaning drive for the day. The last post was a photo of all the players with the officials of the organization posing with the garbage.

Stefanos Tsitsipas and others in Miami Open

After suffering a second-round exit at Indian Wells, Stefanos Tsitsipas looking to make a comeback in Miami. Entering the draw as the 3rd seed, the Greek will start his tournament campaign from the second round. He will face the winner of Daniel Altmaier and J.J. Wolf.

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The Argentinian star, Diego Schwartzman, faced a third-round exit at Indian Wells. Looking to re-mark his presence, Diego has entered Miami as the 13th seed. He will face the winner of Richard Gasquet and Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 26, 2022 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his quarter final match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Morgan Sette

On the women’s side, Alize Cornet suffered a second-round loss at the Indian Wells. Eyeing a comeback, she has entered Miami as the 31st seed. Getting a first-round bye, Cornet will face the winner of Jil Teichmann and Alison Riske.

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Last but not the least, Karolina Pliskova also faced a second-round exit at Indian Wells. Entering Miami as the 6th seed, she will face the winner of Anna Kalinskaya and Robin Montgomery in the second round. 

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

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