Stefanos Tsitsipas came out extremely focused on the task at hand on Tuesday to begin his 2021 Australian Open campaign. He closed out a dominant 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 win against former world No. 6 Gilles Simon in just 92 minutes.
The Greek had a terrific day on the court, but his post-match interview with Jim Courier proved to be an unexpected challenge.
Courier: "A high-quality difficult opponent to play and yet you dominated the scoreboard tonight. Were you surprised at the scoreline?"
Tsitsipas: "I don't know. Well, I don't know what to say. I obviously wasn't expecting it to come so easy. It was a great match from my side."
The crowd would break out in boos and laughter. The world No. 6 was in shock as it wasn't his intention to come off not humble, but his honesty made for an awkward yet entertaining interview.
Tsitsipas: "I mean let's be honest. Oh my God, I feel like I've messed it up already."