A look at the records of Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas and Swiss Stan Wawrinka before their fourth-round match at the French Open on Sunday (prefix number. Stefanos Tsitsipas und Stan Wawrinka begeisterten die Tennisfans in ihrem Achtelfinale bei den French Open. Erst nach über fünf Stunden. Stan Wawrinka macht das Schweizer Duell an den French Open perfekt. Der Romand ringt im Achtelfinal Stefanos Tsitsipas in fünf Sätzen.
French Open: Wawrinka ringt Tsitsipas niederStan Wawrinka macht das Schweizer Duell an den French Open perfekt. Der Romand ringt im Achtelfinal Stefanos Tsitsipas in fünf Sätzen. Was für ein Bild: Nach fünf Stunden und neun Minuten Spielzeit liegen sich der unterlegene Stefanos Tsitsipas und Stan Wawrinka nach einem überragenden. Was für ein Duell zwischen Stan Wawrinka (ATP 28) und Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP 6)! Ein Abnützungskampf sondergleichen, der das bessere.
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He's a dangerous player. He knows clay very well. He has a big game. In their respective careers, the Greek has won After two early hiccups losing to Jan-Lennard Struff in the round of 16 in Barcelona and at the same stage to Daniil Medvedev in Monte Carlo , Tsitsipas won his first clay-court title in Estoril.
In Madrid, he beat top players - Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals, Nadal in the semis - before losing to Djokovic in the final.
RGxInfosys RG19 pic. It had been a slow road back for Wawrinka after knee surgeries. Defeat of Dimitrov was a key confidence-booster; there is now conviction behind his signature play.
In my vision of the end of my career, I want more, and I hope I'll be able to continue," said Wawrinka. Tsitsipas slams the door shut by taking the next three points and holding comfortably again.
The backhand volley to wrap up the game is a gem. Wawrinka misses the first serve Can he finally take one of these? No, he can't!
Dearie me, will this ever end?! Wawrinka eventually holds and somehow we remain on serve in the final set.
What a match this has been. Tsitsipas will come out to serve to stay in for a second time. He's now five for 27 break points.
T sitsipas's serving continues to be staggeringly good this set. He holds to 15, sealed with a quite brilliant inside-in forehand winner that lands plum on the sideline.
He's breathing increasingly heavily and relying on huge serves and sheer bloody-mindedness to keep his head above water.
T he fresher Tsitsipas has his exhausted-looking opponent on the ropes but he just can't land the killer blow.
He keeps holding serve pretty comfortably though, doing so to 30 and quickly putting the pressure back on Wawrinka. He's had so many chances this match.
Can he take this one? He has the opportunity on his racket, but he sends an attempted forehand pass skidding into the tramlines.
It was another very strong first serve at a key moment from Wawrinka. I can't remember Wawrinka missing a first serve when down break point, absolutely incredible.
T sitsipas continues to serve well, finding the corners and giving him a platform to tee off on the forehand. A crosscourt winner off that wing seals a hold to Once again though Wawrinka's serving under pressure is absolutely outstanding - he bangs down a service winner and an ace to wrap up the hold.
A forehand that looks to be going well long but drops in at the last moment is one of the highlights. Remember there is no final set tie-break at the French Open so we could be in for plenty more tennis.
I s this slipping away from Stan? Wawrinka then bangs down two huge serves and clings on to his serve. How pivotal a game might that prove to be?
He takes the first with a clever drop shot. I s this topsy-turvy set about to take another turn? A slightly careless Wawrinka, who can't buy a first serve this game, pushes a forehand wide to fall down two break points at Wawrinka saves the first but pushes a forehand long on the second.
A brilliantly angled smash then takes Tsitsipas to , but he is reeled back to deuce and then falls break point behind with a missed forehand.
T he crowd are definitely predominantly with Stan here. Big cheers as he gets on the board this set with a hold to 15, sealed with a beautiful inside-in forehand winner that skids away from his helpless opponent.
T sitsipas has a nasty fall after trying to dive for a volley that he can't retrieve. He looks to be ok, but he might not be ok this game as Wawrinka rips a backhand winner up the line to bring up two break back points at Fearless response from Tsitsipas though, refusing to take a backwards step and smacking forehands into the furthest recesses of the court.
Tsitsipas eventually digs out a precious hold. But a great response from Tsitsipas to force deuce and then earn a break point with another forehand that kisses the baseline.
Excellent defence and then another brilliant inside-out forehand do the damage. T sitsipas again lets a lead slide, but he holds to 30 with an effective kick serve out wide.
B oth players have taken a quick bathroom break at the end of the third set. In the meantime this was the absurdly good defensive point from Tsitsipas I was talking about from the second set:.
This match has everything! N erveless from Stan, bulldozing away another forehand to open up two set points at He takes the first with a service winner, and screams out "Allez!
W awrinka is going for the jugular here, sensing that his opponent might be fading. T he level here is so high that both men applaud shots hit by their opponent in quick succession.
Wawrinka quickly has his game face on for the next point though and nails an inside-in forehand winner to open up two break points at Next up for Wawrinka is times Grand Slam champion Federer.
Sports News Updated. By Danielle Rossingh 3 Min Read. With his long hair kept in place by a headband, there are strong echoes of Bjorn Borg in Tsitsipas, his strut also reminiscent of the Swede who won the title here six times.
His shirt was covered in clay, the aftereffects of trying to fend of the Wawrinka passing shots. Aggressive throughout, the Greek created chance after chance, only for Wawrinka to close the door, time and time again.
Tsitsipas had a set point in the opener but took just five of his 27 break point chances as Wawrinka shut the door and finally, broke his spirit.
I feel very disappointed at the end. Long time since I cried after a match, so emotionally [it] wasn't easy to handle.
I will try to learn from it as much as I can. Wawrinka floated a sliced backhand that curled into the court and landed on the line. Tsitsipas, who had left the volley, circled what he thought was the mark but the umpire, down from his chair, ruled it in, a decision accepted by Tsitsipas as Wawrinka stood, arms above his head in sheer joy.
I was just hoping that the umpire would confirm it," he said. Today we saw [that] only one centimeter can change the winner. Only a handful of seats were left untaken throughout, but if anyone enjoyed the match more than the crowd of almost 10,, then surely it was Roger Federer , whose work was done and dusted a few hours before Wawrinka left the court.
At 34, and having played for three straight days after his previous match was held overnight, Wawrinka faces a battle to be ready to face his old friend, who cruised past Leonardo Mayer , , and has yet to drop a set.
It is four years since Wawrinka beat Federer in straight sets in the quarterfinals here, the year Wawrinka won the title. It was a dominant win both men remember well, one in which Federer says he was "crushed.
Today I felt something that I can't really explain. Today was the first time in my entire life, in my twenty years of existence that I felt that "aura", the real definition of the word, competition.
Not any kind of competition though, it felt different than any other time, any other battle, any other moment on the tennis court.
There is something about today that I won't be able to explain. It's a feeling that makes me appreciate the sport that I chose to pursue in my life as a career.