At 22 years of age, Stefanos is still trying to win his first slam and unfortunately he just missed an important opportunity at the recent US Open after losing an impossible match against Borna Coric.
The gritty 27th seed again had to come from a break down in the fifth set but fought well and hard as he secured a place in the fourth round with victory in the decisive tiebreak.
Coric's spirited comeback gave him a 6-7 (7-2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) win that took more than four and a half hours to complete. "I found my way, especially after the first set".
Novak Djokovic (Srb) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (Ger) 6-3 6-3 6-1, Denis Shapovalov (Can) bt Taylor Fritz (USA) 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-2, David Goffin (Bel) bt Filip Krajinovic (Srb) 6-1 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.
Czech Kvitova, the sixth seed at Flushing Meadows, triumphed 6-4, 6-3 and is up against another American next in the shape of unseeded Shelby Rogers.More news: US military sticks with Microsoft for US$10 billion Jedi cloud contract
"I have to be honest and say that I was really lucky". "It was great tennis and I think I just got a little bit lucky".
Coric hit 53 winners to overcome 50 unforced errors.
He was down two sets to one and behind 5-1 in the fourth set. Surprisingly, Tsitsipas outpointed Coric 177-173. In the fifth-set tie-break, I knew it was not going to be easy for him.
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The US Open third-round clash was originally scheduled to start at 2.30 pm local time on Louis Armstrong Stadium but was pushed back while the United States Tennis Association engaged in "collaborative dialogue" with health officials. He's one of seven players participating under extra restrictions.
Mannarino was one of the players put in a "bubble within a bubble" in NY after being in contact with Benoit Paire, who tested positive for coronavirus. "So it was back and forth, back and forth.it was political, not about us players".
"I was actually ready to go on court, and the tour manager came to talk to me at this time", said Mannarino after the match during a virtual press conference.
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