With Melbourne’s large Greek community certain to come out and support him in large numbers, the Australian Open is the closest Stefanos Tsitsipas will come to a home Grand Slam and the young gun is determined to put on a show for his fans.
Few players have looked capable of breaking the stranglehold Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have had on Grand Slams over the last 15 years but if anyone can end their reign in 2020 it is likely to be Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Panathinaikos came from behind to beat Bayern Munich in Athens on Wednesday and consolidate itself in the top-eight of the Euroleague, while Olympiakos saw its faint hopes of a play-off spot all but vanish after its home loss to Alba Berlin.
Olympiakos scored an important road win at Valencia, its seventh in the Euroleague this season, while Panathinaikos was unable to follow up its triumph at CSKA Moscow with another away victory at Armani Milano.
PAOK and Olympiakos appear to have already clinched their tickets to the Greek Cup’s quarterfinals after the midweek first-leg games, while Panathinaikos suffered another defeat, this time at Super League 2 leader PAS Giannina.
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias (2nd from r) holds talks with Morocco’s Parliament Speaker Habib El Malki (l) in Rabat on Wednesday during his tour of Maghreb countries to discuss the Libya crisis and regional issues. He also met with his counterpart Nasser Bourita. Given its concern over the maritime border pact between Libya and Turkey, Greece is reportedly dismayed that it was not invited to Sunday’s Berlin conference on Libya. A German Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday that the conference will not discuss the deal but did not comment on the criteria used to invite participants. [ANA-MPA/Foreign Ministry/Haris Akriviadis]