Stefanos Tsitsipas, fourth seed at Australian Open 2022 defeated Taylor Fritz in what can be labelled as one of the matches of the tournament. The fourth seed defeated the American in five sets, as he books a place in the quarterfinals of Australian Open.
Stefanos Tsitsipas was trailing 2-1 sets, as the Greek star had to produce some high quality tennis to match up against Taylor Fritz. Tsitsipas eventually won the match by a score-line of 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a high-intensity and pulsating encounter.
The quality of the match can be addressed by the fact that despite playing a full-five set match, yet the number of winners hit during the match were more than the number of double faults. Both players had over 50 winners, which just shows the level of tennis on offer today at the Rod Laver Arena.
Before signing off from the court, Tsitsipas wrote on the camera lens: “Never in doubt. For the game,” which just highlights how he was trusted himself to go through into the last eight.
Stefanos Tsitsipas faces Italian prodigy, Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinals
Stefanos Tsitsipas stated that he is proud of the way he fought throughout the match. The Greek tennis star was exhausted after a grueling encounter against Taylor Fritz, and said that he gave it his all on court today.
“An epic match, that’s all I can say. “I gave everything out on court today, I’m very proud of myself, the way I fought, the way I stayed consistent in the moments that were very close and crucial. I’m overwhelmed. Too much. The stadium was on fire,” said Tsitsipas.
Things do not get easier for Stefanos Tsitsipas, as next up he faces the Italian sensation, Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinals. The Italian stormed past Australian, Alex de Minaur in the fourth round in straight sets as he silenced the home crowd.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is the second highest seed remaining in the tournament, as Novak Djokovic was deported even before the tournament began. Moreover, Alexander Zverev faced a fourth round defeat to Denis Shapovalov. Hence, there lies a golden opportunity for Tsitsipas to go all the way in Melbourne this time around.