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Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty into quarter-finals in Melbourne

Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty into quarter-finals in Melbourne
Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty into quarter-finals in Melbourne

Stefanos Tsitsipas conquered a motivated Taylor Fritz, just as a genuine bad day in the making, as he asserted an exhilarating 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 triumph to get back to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.





In a match brimming with energy swings and shows of stunning tennis, it was Tsitsipas who eventually held his nerve in the strain filled minutes north of three hours and 23 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.





“An epic match, that is what I can say. I gave everything out on the court today,” Tsitsipas said in an on-court meet. “I’m extremely glad for myself and the manner in which I battled and remained reliable at the times that were close and essential.

“I’m overpowered. [It was] just to an extreme. The arena was ablaze, it was five sets… it was too great to even consider being true.”Stefanos Tsitsipas conquered a motivated Taylor Fritz, just as a genuine bad day in the making, as he guaranteed an outright exhilarating 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 triumph to get back to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.

In a match brimming with force swings and shows of amazing tennis, it was Tsitsipas who eventually held his nerve in the tension filled minutes north of three hours and 23 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

“An epic match, that is what I can say. I gave everything out on the court today,” Tsitsipas said in an on-court meet. “I’m extremely glad for myself and the manner in which I battled and remained reliable at the times that were close and essential.

“I’m overpowered. [It was] just to an extreme. The arena was ablaze, it was five sets… it was too great to even consider being true.”The No. 4 seed’s bad day in the making proceeded in the subsequent set, as he battled to find any advances into the unshakable Fritz serve. Whenever Tsitsipas in the end changed over on his first break chance of the match, the Greek player appeared to be uninformed that he had won the subsequent set and was at that point meandering to the rear of the court to return another serve.

Tsitsipas looked a long way from his confident self, yet he willed himself to stay up with Fritz in a match chose by the best of edges every one of the five sets was chosen by a solitary break of serve, out of the 20 potential open doors on offer.

Somewhere down in the fifth set, the strain tightened up as Fritz gave up an essential twofold issue at 4-4 to offer Tsitsipas a glance at reprieve point. Tsitsipas assaulted a docile second serve, drawing Fritz forward and was compensated as his rival covered a volley into the net to give him the lead. Tsitsipas served out the triumph in comparative style, securing soon after 12 PM in Melbourne.

Tsitsipas, who terminated 53 victors remembering 19 experts for Monday, will next confront No. 11 seed Jannik Sinner for a spot in his third Australian Open elimination round. The 20-year-old Italian arrived at his subsequent Grand Slam last eight with a 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-4 win over home expectation Alex de Minaur in the former match on Rod Laver Arena.

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