Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas was tested against Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina but eventually won a marathon match on Tuesday and won 7-5, 6-7 (1), 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. , The Netherlands.
The match lasted for over two and a half hours, despite Tsitsipas, ranked No. 4 in the world, winning on aces with 15-0. Fokina got help from three Tsitsipa’s double errors and a better performance online, and converted on 63 percent of their net points opportunities.
In other matches, No. 2 seed Andrey Rublev of Russia sent Henri Laaksonen of Sweden 6-4, 6-4, Jiri Lehecka of the Czech Republic upset No. 5 Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-4, 6-4 and wild card Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands pushed seventh-seeded Aslan Karatsev from Russia with 2-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (0). Russian Karen Khachanov and Italian Lorenzo Musetti advanced in three sets of victories, with Botic van de Zandschulp from the Netherlands winning in straight sets.
Sixth-seeded Federic Delbonis made short work of Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 6-3 in Buenos Aires at the Argentina Open.
Countryman Sebastian Baez defeated Denmark’s Holger Rune 7-6 (4), 6-3.
However, Spain may have made the biggest waves of the day, such as Jaume Munar (6-4, 6-4), Roberto Carballes Baena (7-6 (2), 6-2), Pedro Martinez (6-2, 6) -4) and Pablo Andujar (6-2, 6-4) all emerged victorious on Tuesday. 7th Albert Ramos-Vinolas, also from Spain, was upset by Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro, 6-3, 6-3.
Canada’s Vasek Pospisil easily sent the local wildcard Caleb Chakravarthi, who needed less than an hour to win 6-1, 6-0 in the first round in Dallas.
Chakravarthi, a 23-year-old California native, is a senior at SMU in Dallas. Pospisil, who is ranked 150th in the world, never met a breaking point in the match.
Other winners in the first round were seventh-seeded Marcos Giron and Jack Sock, both from the United States, plus Australia’s Jordan Thompson, Britain’s Liam Broady and Germany’s Cedrik-Marcel Stebe. Austrian Yuri Rodionov upset sixth-seeded Maxime Cressy of the United States 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1.
–Field Level Media