First victory for Tsitsipas in a month and a half


Recently conditioned by some shoulder discomfort, Stefanos Tsitsipas has finally achieved his first victory in a month and a half by defeating the Chilean Cristian Garin in the 3rd round of Masters 1,000 on a difficult path Miami (USA): 6-3, 4-6 and 6-4 in 2h.04′ of play sealed with a final ace.


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The Greek, 24 years old and world number 3, will face the Russian in the round of 16 Karen Khachanova (16th), a rival that Tsitsipas thoroughly handled: six games, six wins, the last in the semifinals of australia tomorrow before losing the final match Novak Djokovic. Khachanov defeated the Czech in his 3rd round match Jiri Lehecka by 6-2 and 6-4.

Tsitsipas has not won a game since February 14 on his debut in Rotterdam ATPFinnish is new Emil Ruusuvuori. He then lost in the round of 16 of the Dutch tournament against the Italian Jannik Sinner and it did not reappear until the recent Masters 1,000 of Indian Wellswhere he suffered a disappointing defeat against the Australian Jordan Thompson.

“Everything is improving and I’m going in the right direction. I hope to play without pain and show something different in Indian Wells because I had a great match there. I hope I can play more fun elements on the track and not think too much for my arm,” he explained. the Greek comes to Miami.

Be exempt in the first round as the top seed and the withdrawal of Richard Gasquet in the second they allowed Tsitsipas to have more days to prepare his debut in Miami against Garín, the former world number 17 who is now ranked 82nd.

A break in each set decided the three sets of the match, the first and third for Tsitsipas and the second in favor of Garín, who scored more wins than his rival (40-31) but made things easier in the final stage by making a mistake as a result of the pressure of the moment. There the Greek had more experience and, after breaking serve in the ninth game, he then closed out the match with a final 6-4.

Results on Monday

3rd round

S. Tsitsipas-C. Garin, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
K. Khachanov-J. Lehecka, 6-2, 6-4
Q. Halys-M. McDonald’s, 7-6 (2), 6-3

Source: La Verdad


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