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Tsitsipas lashes out at “mal*k*” linesman; wins a Souvlaki named after him

Greek tennis gun Stefanos Tsitsipas apologised after his third-round Australian Open encounter on Friday after he launched a foul-mouthed tirade at a linesman he labelled a “malaka”.

The world No. 15, who will take on Roger Federer in the next round, was seething when a line judge erroneously cost him the chance to claim the third set of his match against Nikoloz Basilashvili.

“That wanker has f***ed me, f*** your house,” Tsitsipas said in his native Greek tongue. surprise, almost the whole stadium understood what he said.

The outburst resulted in a code violation, with a set to follow.

“It was the heat of the moment, I said some really bad things,” the 20-year-old said after he eventually prevailed 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4.

“I regret saying them but I really wanted this really bad.

“At that moment it felt like it was slipping out, you know. Basilashvili kind of found comfort and confidence after that. So I was really frustrated,” Australian media the age reports.

Despite the ugly incident, Tsitsipas won with a 3-2 set.

His victory does not only include him among the Top 16 in Australia Open, it also secures that a Greek souvlaki will bear his name.

Greek restaurant Stalactites in Melbourne has promised to name a slow-cooked lamb souvlaki after Tsitsipas, should he win against Basilashvili.

The Tsitsipas Souvlaki will be probably one of the greatest honors the 20-year-old athlete can receive, should he not tame his tongue.

All we need now is that Stalactites restaurant presents the new dish with a mouthwatering picture and reveals the recipe.

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