Stefanos Tsitsipas played Davis Cup for the first time last weekend.
It’s hard to believe. But when you’re the only top-450 player in your country, and you’re top 10, it’s hard to justify playing Group III zonals.
This one was at home, though. He went 4-0 in singles. Brother Petros, playing Davis Cup for the third year, got a doubles win,
“It’s a different energy when you’re out on the court representing your country. People are much more emotional,” he said. “I really hope I leave from here with something good on the back of my shoulders.”