Tennis – Open 13: Stefanos Tsitsipas Cruises Through The Opening Round
Stefanos Tsitsipas returned to winning routes at the Open 13 on Wednesday with an agreeable 6-4 6-2 triumph over Hubert Hurkacz.
The Australian Open semi-finalist had endured annihilation to Damir Dzumhur in his first match finally week’s Rotterdam Open, the Greek having been given a first-round bye.
He endured no aftereffect in Marseille, however, with an exhaustive triumph over the world number 78, Tsitsipas just requiring 59 minutes to win the match.
Tsitsipas participated in the last eight by Mikhail Kukushkin after he beat fourth seed Denis Shapovalov in straight sets.
Shapovalov hit 18 aces and just lost eight of his 1st service points, however it was insufficient, as Kukushkin adjusted a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) win by changing over his third match point.
Previous victor Gilles Simon is additionally through, the 2015 champ skipping back subsequent to losing the main set against Peter Gojowczyk to triumph 4 6-4 6-2.
In the last first-round matches there were wins for Matthias Bachinger, Gregoire Barrere and Ugo Humbert.
ICYMI while watching the drama in Dubai — Stefanos Tsitsipas drops just nine points on serve and does not face a break point in his 6-4 6-2 win over Hubert Hurkacz.
— TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) February 20, 2019
— Karee Barthel (@kareebarthel) February 20, 2019
Just catching up with Stef’s post match interview, and happy (and sad all at once) to hear that he’s decided to take a break from social media. (Positive comments welcomed, negativity and hateful ones…not! Thanks ?) #Tsitsipas #Stef
— Cornish Bird (@BirdCornish) February 20, 2019
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