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Stefanos Tsitsipas injures his OWN FATHER during furious racket smash at ATP Cup

Stefanos Tsitsipas incurred the wrath of his mother after losing his temper during his ATP Cup encounter with Nick Kyrgios and injuring his own DAD on court.

The world no.6 smashed his racket in anger twice after losing the first set to the Australian, and in one wild swing caught his own father Apostolos – who is also Team Greece’s captain in Brisbane.

Apostolos seemed frightened by his son’s sudden turn of anger, and was unable to get the out of the way of his tantrum with his right arm bruised by one of the racket swings.

Tsitsipas’ mother, sitting behind the pair, looked incensed with her son and soon lectured him on his unprofessional behaviour.

The 21-year-old was subsequently handed a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Tsitsipas lost his temper on the court

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He ended up striking his father on the arm…

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And then got a telling off from his mother

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A second code violation, and therefore a point penalty, followed in the third game of the second set when he swiped the ball in anger after failing to convert two break points.

Tsitsipas was lucky to avoid disqualification after the embarrassing episode, and looks poised to receive a heavy fine.

Greece were already eliminated before their encounter with Australia, having lost their opening matches to Canada and Germany.

Tsitsipas will next be in action at the Australian Open, the tournament in which last year he famously knocked out Roger Federer.

Source: TalkSport.com Tennis