Thursday, September 3, 2020

Tsitsipas wins US Open second rund match

Tsitsipas wins US Open second rund match Stefanos Tsitsipas made it past Maxime Cressy with a 7-6(2) 6-3 6-4 win to reach the third round of the U.S. Open. Tsitsipas had to fight off a set point against Cressy, who fired 21 aces and rushed the net 92 times. "My experience in playing in Arthur Ashe was one of the best," he said. "Getting a first glance and a first taste of Arthur Ashe is great for me, despite difficult conditions." Tsitsipas will next play orna Coric. Cressy was hardly overawed by the occasion and soon had Tsitsipas under huge pressure, firing down second serves with almost as much fury as his first. "It's very unusual to be playing a player who's hitting both serves (that hard)," said Tsitsipas. "He's a player who can play very well in future. His game is very difficult to read and he has a very good serve-and-volley. You don't get to play against players like this very often." Extracting a set point in the 10th game, world number 168 Cressy went for broke with a backhand return but it flew wide to relieve the Greek, who knuckled down in the tiebreak and then roared through the second set. Cressy scrapped hard in the final set but fatigue set in for the 2.01m (6ft-7in) American, who was broken in the ninth game, allowing Tsitsipas to serve out a tough win. Photo by US Open