Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated by Humbert in Tokyo Olympics third round

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Greek tennis player, Stefanos Tsitsipas, has been defeated in the third round of the Tokyo Olympics by Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-2 6-7 2-6.

The Greek, who has been making his Olympic debut, quickly claimed the first set 6-2 in just over 30 minutes.

Humbert came out determined to equalise the score for the second set and that parity would be maintained during the entire round.

Photo: Reuters / Edgar Su.

The Frenchman served first in the second set and defended his serve for 1-0. Tsitsipas immediately equalised at 1-1 but the Frenchman had a flawless love service game and again took the lead 2-1. 

This back-and-forth went on for the entire set, with Tsitsipas eventually losing the tiebreak 7-4 and the set 7-6.

The Greek suffered a serious-looking ankle injury before the third set, forcing him to get a medical time out.

But Tsitsipas didn’t let that stop him. He came back fighting in the final set and whilst it wasn’t enough to claim the victory, he still made Greeks proud everywhere.

More to come.

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