'He's a dreamer' - Stefanos Tsitsipas doesn't realise he's won match at Australian Open, Mats Wilander reacts
"He didn't even realise that he had match point," Mats Wilander said of the Greek star in the Eurosport Cube after his third-round victory over Benoit Paire at the Australian Open. "That is so typical of Stefanos Tsitsipas. He really is a complete dreamer. I love it. I think it is so refreshing. To be so free, in a way, but to still care so much. Wow, he cares a lot when he plays tennis."
'He's a complete dreamer' - Tsitsipas doesn't realise he's won match, Wilander reacts
The 2021 Australian Open semi-finalist has now reached the second week of the Grand Slam at Melbourne Park for the third time of his career after producing a comfortable victory over his French opponent.
"Taylor is someone I've shared a court with since a very young age," Tsitsipas said of the upcoming match-up.
"We grew up playing together. He has improved a lot in the last couple of years so he is someone I'm going to take very seriously.
"I will try and bring the best out of my game. Hopefully, I'll have the crowd support me and I can do my job."
"I am pretty happy with that win," he added of beating Paire in his on-court interview.
"Benoit is someone who I'd say is one of the biggest talents in our game. A lot of talent and feel for the game. It's a very important victory for me today and also very special playing on this arena."