In the “16” of the Paris Open, he qualified Stefanos Tsitsipas defeating me… style him Felix Auxer-Aliassime.
The 25-year-old Greek tennis player, number 6 in the world, took the first set relatively easily with 6-3but in the second he found himself trailing 5-2 games to the 23-year-old Canadian, who is ranked number 19. However, ‘Steph’ fought back, tied the game and took it with 7-6 (4).
Now he will claim a place in the quarterfinals against the winner of the match between Hugo Uber (France, No. 26) and Sasha Zverev (Germany, No. 9).
Tsitsipas took advantage of his opponent’s mistakes and led 4-1 in the first set, gaining a significant lead. At 5-3, Oze-Aliassim had a break point, but the Greek tennis player “erased” it with great risk on his second serve and then, with an ace and a winner, “closed” the first set.
The Canadian again had a chance to break at the start of the second set, but this time he took advantage of it and took a 3-0 lead. Tsitsipas had a chance to “answer” in the fifth game, where he led 30-40, but with three very good serves Oze-Aliassim held the lead and seemed to be heading for a tie. “Steph”, however, had not said his last word… After “erasing” three set-points on his own serve (at 5-2) and another on the Canadian’s serve (at 5-3), he managed to tie it at 5-5 and send the set to a tie-break. There, a double fault by Oze-Aliassim gave Tsitsipas the opportunity to take a 5-3 lead and, then taking the two points on his serve, to reach 7-4 and secure the victory.
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