Showing posts with label Stefanos Tsitsipas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stefanos Tsitsipas. Show all posts

Monday, July 1, 2019

Zverev and Tsitsipas upset in first round at Wimbledon

Zverev and Tsitsipas upset in first round at Wimbledon
Zverev and Tsitsipas upset in first round at Wimbledon

Sixth-seeded Alexander Zverev and seventh-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas were both eliminated in the first round at Wimbledon.

Zverev lost to Jiri Vesely 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, while Tsitsipas was beaten by Thomas Fabbiano 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-3.

Both players are among the younger generation expected to eventually replace the Big Three of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in men’s tennis.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Wawrinka wins an epic battle against Tsitsipas

Wawrinka won an epic battle against Tsitsipas
Wawrinka wins an epic battle against Tsitsipas

Stan Wawrinka said he was "relieved" after seeing his winner on match point catch the line to end an "amazing" five-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open last 16 on Sunday.

The 34-year-old reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final since losing the 2017 Roland Garros final to Rafael Nadal, winning 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 after five hours and nine minutes in the longest match of this year's tournament.

The 2015 champion will face close friend Roger Federer next as he looks to improve his 23-3 losing record against his fellow Swiss.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tsitsipas beats Dellien to reach third round

Tsitsipas beats Dellien to reach third round
Tsitsipas beats Dellien to reach third round

Stefanos Tsitsipas said patience was the key after beating tricky Bolivian Hugo Dellien to become the first Greek man to reach the French Open third round since 1967 on Wednesday.

The sixth seed eventually won an intriguing claycourt duel 4-6 6-0 6-3 7-5 in front of an appreciative crowd on the stunning Court Simonne Mathieu, but it was a sweat.

Claycourt specialist Dellien, whose opening-round win was the first by a Bolivian player in a Grand Slam tournament since 1984, played a sensational 10th game to take the opening set despite needing treatment on his ankle.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Nadal vs Djokovic in Rome final

Nadal vs Djokovic in Rome final
Nadal vs Djokovic in Rome final

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal won Saturday to advance to the final at the Italian Open, which will be their 54th career meeting.

Djokovic had a challenge in his semifinal match before defeating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to reach his ninth final in Rome.

"He came out with the right game plan," Djokovic said of Schwartzman. "He was hitting the ball clean. He was hitting it fast. He was mixing up the pace. He was drop-shotting really well. It was really hard to read the play."

After the win in the second-set tiebreaker, Schwartzman gained confidence but couldn't take the momentum into the third set.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Djokovic wins Madrid Masters

Djokovic wins Madrid Masters
Djokovic wins Madrid Masters

Novak Djokovic said his impressive burst of form which won him a third Madrid Open title and 33rd Masters could prove decisive in his assault on the French Open.

The world number one joined Rafael Nadal on top of the all-time Masters list when he swept to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday's final in the Spanish capital.

"At this very important time for me in the season, the win gives me a lot of confidence prior to Rome and, of course, Roland Garros where I definitely want to play my best," said the 15-time major winner.

Djokovic dominated a clearly exhausted Tsitsipas less than 24 hours after the 20-year-old Greek had stunned five-time champion Nadal in a semi-final which ended around midnight on Saturday.

Djokovic and Nadal will now attempt to claim a 34th Masters title in Rome this week in a key indicator ahead of Roland Garros which gets under way on May 26.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Tsitsipas vs Djokovic in Madrid final

Tsitsipas vs Djokovic in Madrid final
Tsitsipas vs Djokovic in Madrid final

Stefanos Tsitsipas notched a big upset of second-seeded Rafael Nadal on clay Saturday to reach the championship match of the Mutua Madrid Open.

The rising Greek star's 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 victory over Nadal was his 10th career win against a Top 10 player.

Tsitsipas, who had five aces, will face top-seeded Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. Djokovic recorded a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) over fifth-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem in the other semifinal.

Djokovic will be looking for his third title in Madrid. He defeated Nadal in 2011 and Andy Murray in 2016.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Tsitsipas knocks Zverev out of Madrid

Tsitsipas knocks Zverev out of Madrid
Tsitsipas knocks Zverev out of Madrid

Stefanos Tsitsipas upset Alexander Zverev 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 at the Madrid Open quarter-finals.

Zverev has yet to win a trophy this season and stands 4-5 on clay this spring.

“I'm really happy and satisfied with my performance. I think I deserved the match at the end. I was playing really well, feeling really comfortable on the court. When you feel like this, you can do miracles. So I'm really enjoying the process, really enjoying my stay here until now, and I really hope to do even better in the future,” Tsitsipas said.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Medvedev topples Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo

Medvedev topples Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo
Medvedev topples Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo

Stefanos Tsitsipas slammed an overhead into the net on match point on Thursday to lose 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 to Daniil Medvedev at the Monte Carlo Masters.

The Russian winner, seeded 10th, will face either top seed Novak Djokovic or American Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals.

The pair exchanged breaks early in the final set. Then, trailing 5-4, Tsitsipas was caught on the back foot as he fell to 0-40 to face three match points.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Shapovalov Survives Tsitsipas In Miami

Shapovalov Survives Tsitsipas In Miami
Shapovalov Survives Tsitsipas In Miami

Denis Shapovalov defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) at the Miami Open 2019.

“I knew Stefanos was going to be a tough match. I was ready for a long battle and, sure enough, it went the distance,” said Shapovalov. “I’m just happy with the way I controlled myself and the way I played today.”

The Canadian took the lead in their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 2-1 and has won both of their hard-court matches. Shapovalov also picked up the second Top 10 win of his career, having previously defeated Rafael Nadal at the 2017 Coupe Rogers.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Federer beats Tsitsipas in Dubai to claim 100th title

Federer beats Tsitsipas in Dubai to claim 100th title
Federer beats Tsitsipas in Dubai to claim 100th title

Roger Federer claimed the 100th ATP title of his career by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

The 20-times Grand Slam champion became the second man in the Open Era to win 100 titles, after American Jimmy Connors who won 109.

Federer also avenged his shock defeat by Tsitsipas in the Australian Open fourth round in January and will climb to number four in the rankings on Monday.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tsitsipas wins Open 13 title

Tsitsipas wins Open 13 title
Tsitsipas wins Open 13 title

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Mikhail Kukushkin 7-5, 7-6 (5) to win the Open 13 title in Marseille.

Tsitsipas delivered 14 aces but still had to fight off the Kazakhstan native in a second-set tiebreaker to prevail.

Kukushkin had two aces while failing to win his second career title.

"I lost the spark [after the Australian Open] and I was frustrated because it felt like I couldn't find it again," said Tsitsipas. "This week, I can say I am really happy because I felt this hunger back again... I really hope it stays the same because there are many good players out there that play for the same prize."

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Nadal beats Tsitsipas for fifth Australian Open final

Nadal beats Tsitsipas for fifth Australian Open final
Nadal beats Tsitsipas for fifth Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 to reach the Australian open final.

Coming into the match, it seemed like Tsitsipas would give Nadal a challenge. In the round of 16, Tsitsipas came back from a set down to beat Roger Federer. But Nadal looked masterful throughout. In the final set, Tsitsipas didn’t win a single game.

Nadal is 32, and is doing his part to rebuff the narrative that younger tennis players — the next generation of stars — is ready to take over. Three of Nadal’s last four Australian Open opponents have been young. He beat 19-year-old Alex de Minaur in the round of 32. He beat 21-year-old Frances Tiafoe in the quarterfinal. And Tsitsipas, Nadal’s most recent vanquished foe, is just 20.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tsitsipas into Australian Open semi-final

Tsitsipas into Australian Open semi-final
Tsitsipas into Australian Open semi-final

Stefanos Tsitsipas showed resilience and maturity to power into a fairytale Australian Open semi-final Tuesday after sweeping past Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.

Roger Federer's conqueror had to contend with dropping his serve early in each of the first three sets to the 22nd seed before coming through 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) in 3hr 15min.

"It all feels like a fairytale almost," said the 20-year-old after holding his head in his hands in disbelief and sinking to the floor on Rod Laver Arena.

"I'm just living the dream, living what I've been working hard for," Tsitsipas added.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Roger Federer Knocked From Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas

Roger Federer Knocked From Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas
Roger Federer Knocked From Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas

A veteran right-hander with an all-court game and a one-handed backhand, the hands-down greatest player of his era, was trying to dodge an upset in a fourth-round match of a Grand Slam tournament against a former junior world No. 1 with long hair, a flowing one-handed backhand and no fear.

In their first official head-to-head meeting, Pete Sampras, then 29, could not hold off a 19-year-old Roger Federer, who won in five sets at Wimbledon in 2001.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Video: Medvedev upset Tsitsipas at US Open

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Video: Daniil Medvedev Triumphs over No.15 Seed Stefanos Tsitsipas at US Open

Daniil Medvedev with a four set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas, the No.15 seed. Medvedev will face Borna Coric in R3, at the 2018 US Open.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Video Highlights: Cincinnati 2018 Tuesdays action

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Video Highlights: Cincinnati 2018 Tuesdays action

Watch highlights as Nick Kyrgios saves match point to beat Denis Kudla at the Western & Southern Open. David Goffin and Hyeon Chung also advance.



Photo credit: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Federer cruises, Tsitsipas falls in Cincinnati

Federer cruises, Tsitsipas falls in Cincinnati
Federer cruises, Tsitsipas falls in Cincinnati

Roger Federer cruised to a 6-4 6-4 win over Peter Gojowczyk while Stefanos Tsitsipas crashed out of the first round at the Cincinnati Masters.

Federer looked fresh as he overwhelmed Gojowczyk with pinpoint serving and speedy defense.

Gojowczyk failed to convert any of his five break points on the fast Ohio hardcourts, easing the pressure on the 20-times grand slam champion.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Video highlights: Nadal Beats Tsitsipas In Rogers Cup Final

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Video highlights: Nadal Beats Tsitsipas In Rogers Cup Final

Watch highlights of the Rogers Cup final, as Rafael Nadal secured his 33rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.



Photo Credit: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour.

Video: Nadal's Emotional Match Point Reaction Toronto 2018

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Video: Nadal's Emotional Match Point Reaction Toronto 2018

Rafael Nadal shows that even after 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, success at this level doesn't get old.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Video: Tsitsipas Toronto 2018 SF interview

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Video: Tsitsipas Toronto 2018 SF interview

Stefanos Tsitsipas reflects on the biggest win of his career, defeating fourth seed Kevin Anderson to reach the 2018 Rogers Cup final.