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Tsitsipas 'Might Be Grounded' After Hitting Dad With Racquet

World No.6 Stefanos Tsitsipas says he's happy with his Australian Open preparation despite joking that he may be grounded for his ATP Cup behaviour.

Tsitsipas completed his ATP Cup commitments with an epic three-set loss to Australia's Nick Kyrgios in Brisbane on Tuesday night that was marred by an extraordinary incident in which the Greek young gun hit his dad with a racquet.

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The 21-year-old said overall he was content with his game but admitted he had some technical issues to address before the year's opening grand slam after finishing the inaugural ATP Cup's round-robin stage with a 1-2 record.

However, a more pressing concern may be getting back in the good books with his parents.

Stefanos Tsitsipas. Image: Getty

After losing the first set, the 2019 Australian Open semi-finalist slammed his racquet into the bench, accidentally clipping his father on the forearm.

His unimpressed dad walked away briefly before Tsitsipas's mother Julia emerged from the crowd to stand behind the bench and give her son a dressing down for his behaviour.

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