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Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Australian Open (Pictures)

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-7 6-4 6-1 6-7 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena
  • Tsitsipas too strong on serve and hit 78 winners
  • The Greek World No. 6 will play Sweden's Mikael Ymer in the third round
  • Kokkinakis had played just 73 tour-level matches since turning pro in 2013
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Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 11 Feb 2021
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Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-7 6-4 6-1 6-7 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena to move into the Australian Open third round.

Tsitsipas had enough stamina to battle past Kokkinakis in a five-set thriller. It was a gruelling encounter against one of the home favourites with Tsitsipas too strong on serve and hitting 78 winners.

Kokkinakis had played just 73 tour-level matches since turning pro in 2013. His first-round win over Soonwoo Kwon was his first main draw match win at the Australian Open since 2015.

Tsitsipas will play Sweden's Mikael Ymer in the third round.
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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia embrace at the net following their Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia embrace at the net following their Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after winning his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after winning his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: An Australian fan shows her support during the Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: An Australian fan shows her support during the Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Nick Kyrgios of Australia watches the Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Nick Kyrgios of Australia watches the Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after winning a point in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after winning a point in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates after winning the fourth set in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates after winning the fourth set in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a backhand in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a backhand in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia plays a forehand  in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia plays a forehand in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a backhand in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a backhand in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a forehand in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a forehand in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece looks on in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece looks on in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece has a drink between games in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece has a drink between games in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates after winning the first set in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates after winning the first set in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a forehand in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a forehand in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia plays a forehand in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia plays a forehand in his Men

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia walks onto court in his Men +

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia walks onto court in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia embrace at the net following their Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia embrace at the net following their Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after winning his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after winning his Men

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Greece

Greece

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: An Australian fan shows her support during the Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: An Australian fan shows her support during the Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Nick Kyrgios of Australia watches the Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Nick Kyrgios of Australia watches the Men

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Australia

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after winning a point in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after winning a point in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates after winning the fourth set in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates after winning the fourth set in his Men

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Australia

Australia

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a backhand in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a backhand in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia plays a forehand  in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia plays a forehand in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a backhand in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a backhand in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a forehand in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a forehand in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece looks on in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece looks on in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece has a drink between games in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece has a drink between games in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates after winning the first set in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates after winning the first set in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a forehand in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a forehand in his Men

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia plays a forehand in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia plays a forehand in his Men

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Greece

Greece

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia walks onto court in his Men

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia walks onto court in his Men

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