Athletic Tsitsipas resists Sinner’s brute force at a cute Melbourne party

Athletic Tsitsipas resists Sinner’s brute force at a cute Melbourne party

Stefanos Tsitsipas may continue to dream of his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The Greek player defeated the Italian Jannik Sinner 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3 to take the Melbourne crowd to the bench.

The match, which lasted exactly four hours, turned into a showdown between Tsitispas’ athletic prowess and Sinner’s sheer strength.

Sinner won his third round by 2-0 and showed his fighting spirit by returning to Rod Laver Arena.

But it was Tsitsipas’ composure and experience that was decisive, stopping Tallon Grepespoor’s advance in the third round.

Smash just missed

Starting the fifth set, Sinner missed an easy shot that turned out to be the start of more Italian errors. Tsitsipas failed to use his three time-out chances in 2:1, 0:40, 3:2, the clever Greek who ran Sinner hard, hit and then didn’t let go.

“Jannik and I put on incredible tennis. Just as Mr. Laver did, I stayed calm,” said Tsitsipas, smiling at the Australian tennis legend who was watching the match from the stands.

Sebastian Korda made his big breakthrough this Australian Open by making it to the quarterfinals.

After the elimination of former Russian finalist Daniil Medvedev, the 29th-seeded American was also very strong for world number 11 Polish Hubert Hurkacz: 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) ).

Korda shows the lion heart

Korda looked nervous in the super tie-break, which was won by the first to reach 10 points with two points in the fifth set.

Korda let Hurkacz go from 7-3 to 7-7 due to tension and a series of unnecessary mistakes, but Petr Korda’s son (who won the 1998 Australian Open) continued to play tennis bravely, and that gave him finally got the win. A great pass at the point of the first leg as a decision.

Korda now plays against the Russian Karen Chatsjanov, who defeated the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka with a show of strength: 6:0, 6:0, 7:6 (4).

Lehecka is also surprised

Jirí Lehecka is a big surprise in Melbourne like Korda. The 21-year-old Czech hasn’t won a Grand Slam match until this week, but the world’s number 71 is making his debut at the Australian Open.

Lehecka had previously beaten seeded players Borna Coric and Cameron Norrie, but his victory over Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime impressed: 4:6, 6:3, 7:6 (2), 7:6 (3).

Source: NOS