“Very important victory for me” Stefanos Tsitsipas passes Benoit Paire test to advance into 4th round of the 2022 Australian Open

4th seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas battles past Benoit Paire in 4-sets to qualify for the Round of 16 in the 2022 Australian Open.

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

World No. 4 and the 4th seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas continues his run as he battles past Benoit Paire to reach the 4th round of the 2022 Australian Open. The Greek won the match 6-3, 7-5, 6-7(7), 6-4 in 2 hours and 42 minutes in front of a roaring Rod Laver Arena that enjoyed the exciting clash between the two players.

Stef did not lose the serve once and won the battle of aces with 21 aces to his name while Benoit had 11 for himself. It was a disciplined performance from Stef as he had 2 double faults, 47 winners and 26 unforced errors and ended up winning 141 points. Paire from the other end had 9 double faults, 39 winners and 50 unforced errors and also failed to win any of his 3 breakpoints while Stef managed to win 3 of his 11 breakpoints.

“I am pretty glad about that win. He is one of the biggest talents, he has a lot of talent and has a lot of feel for the game. It is a very important victory for me. It is very special to play on the Rod Laver Arena and happy for sharing it with the crowd,” said Stefanos during his on-court interview.

Stefanos Tsitsipas to clash with Taylor Fritz in the 4th round

Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stef will now be up against American Taylor Fritz who survived a 5-set thriller against Robert Bautista Agut winning the last two sets to claim the win. Fritz and Stef have met twice earlier with both meetings in 2019 and Stef won on both occasions.

“Taylor is someone I have shared the court with him from a very young age. We grew up together. He has improved a lot in the last couple of years. I will be taking the match seriously against him and hopefully, I can have the crowd support and I can do my job in the highest of manner,” said Stef on his match with Fritz on 24th.

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