Australian Open: Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals after a hard fight


Australian Open
Tsitsipas after a tough fight in the quarterfinals

Beat Italian Jannik Sinner in five sets in the round of 16 of the Australian Open: Greek Stefanos Tsi

Beat Italian Jannik Sinner in five sets in the round of 16 of the Australian Open: Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. photo

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Greek tennis pro Stefanos Tsitsipas won a thrilling match against Italian Jannik Sinner at the Australian Open and reached the quarterfinals.

The Greek tennis pro Stefanos Tsitsipas has at the Australian Open won a gripping match against the Italian Jannik Sinner and reached the quarterfinals.

After three victories without losing a set in the first three rounds, number three seeded Tsitsipas had to go over five sets against the self-sacrificing fighter Sinner. In the end he was able to celebrate a 6: 4, 6: 4, 3: 6, 4: 6, 6: 3.

“Compliments to Tsitsipas, who went through hell and stayed strong,” said Eurosport expert Boris Becker: “But also respect Jannik Sinnerbut he didn’t take advantage of the incredible number of break chances and therefore couldn’t win the match.”

In the round of the top eight players, three-time Australian Open semi-finalist Tsitsipas will meet Czech Jiri Lehecka on Tuesday. This had previously surprisingly prevailed against the Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime, who was seeded number six, 4: 6, 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 2), 7: 6 (7: 3).

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