Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Alexander Zverev at Monte Carlo Masters

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Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas has progressed to the quarter finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after defeating Alexander Zverev 7-5, 7-6(3).

Tsitsipas demonstrated great footwork to dictate on his forehand, forcing the German deep with his heavy spin and from 7-5, 5-0, the Greek looked on course for a statement win.

However, from two match points up at 5-0, Tsitsipas started to misfire and Zverev took advantage, increasing his consistency from the baseline to rally to 5-5.

With the possibility of a deciding set looming, Tsitsipas regained his composure in the tie-break, raising his arms after sealing a hard-fought two-hour, six-minute victory.

“I would call it an adventure of a lifetime,” Tsitsipas said after his win.

“Something I am not faced with every single day and momentum shifted dramatically at some points. It went one way and then it went completely the other way again.”

This is the first time Tsitsipas has defeated a Top 5 opponent this season. 

“It is a big win. I am grateful I was able to play the way I did today,” he said.

“I was able to create pace and open the court, which helped me a lot. There is more tennis to be played, I am excited to see what the future holds. Today’s match was a great assessment to how much I can fight in tough moments.”

Source: ATP Tour.

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