Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Dominic Thiem in the opening round of the Erste Bank Open on Tuesday.
The fourth-seeded Greek won in straight sets, 7-6(5), 6-4, after surviving all three break points to wrap up the match in just under two hours, according to the ATP Tour.
“…Every single match that we have played this year has been on the edge, and it wouldn’t be any different this time. He really stepped up his game, but I didn’t give him that break that he was looking for,” Tsitsipas said after the match.
The 25-year-old Greek is currently sixth in the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin, having amassed a 46-20 record in 2023.
Tsitsipas is set to take on Czech Thomas Machac in the round of 16 tomorrow.
Source: ATP Tour