“My Dosage of Inspiration”: Stefanos Tsitsipas Reveals His Liking for Will Smith

Published 03/30/2021, 12:23 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 16: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates victory after his semi-final singles match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during Day Seven of the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena on November 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)


World No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the hot favorites for the Miami Open 2021 crown. The City of Miami is one of the largest cities in the USA and thus has a lot of movies based on it. Tsitsipas is a fan of English movies, and recently he revealed that he is a fan of popular Hollywood actor Will Smith.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his semi-final match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

Tsitsipas showed his admiration for Will Smith after he signed the camera lens and wrote, ‘Bad Boys’, referring to the actor’s hit film series ‘Bad Boys’. Tsitsipas did it after his second-round victory at Miami Open 2021.

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“Well, I got asked the other day whether I’m a Bad Boys fan or Miami Vice fan, and I happen to be Bad Boys. I prefer Will Smith 100% more,” Tsitsipas said.

Bad Boys is a film series based in Miami, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence who are part of the Miami Police Department. The film is of the genre of action-comedy, and Tsitsipas loves the movie.

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after his match against Kei Nishikori. Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Stefanos Tsitsipas remembers Will Smith’s Miami classic Bad Boys

Tsitsipas revealed that he was once asked whether he was a ‘Bad Boys’ fan or a ‘Miami Vice’ fan. Miami Vice is another action thriller based around Miami starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. Tsitsipas chose Bad Boys over Miami Vice because it had Will Smith.

Furthermore, the reason why he wrote Bad Boys was that the movie is based in Miami and he claims he got inspiration from it.

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“It came to my mind, you know, Miami is a place that’s related to that, and that’s where I got my dosage of inspiration.”

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece hits a forehand against Kei Nishikori. Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

In the absence of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer, Tsitsipas has entered the tournament as the second seed in Miami. Up until the third round, he has looked good. His third-round opponent, Kei Nishikori, stretched him a bit, but he came out victorious in three sets. Next, he will play 24th seed, Lorenzo Sonego.

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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