Greek tennis gun Tsitsipas reaches Sofia Open Quarter Finals

After his sensational performance at the Australian Open, Greek tennis gun Stefanos Tsitspas fought hard before booking his place in the Sofia Open quarter-finals in Bulgaria, securing a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over German Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday, having enjoyed the backing of the Bulgarian crowd.

“For the first time I play as if I was at home,” said 20-year-old Tsitsipas, who reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open last month.

“I felt confident and I hope I will continue to show a good performance. Struff played very well but I was lucky in some of the games and it helped me a lot.”

Tsitsipas who is seeded 2 in this tournament and ranked 12 in the world will meet Frenchman Gael Monfils, who defeated Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin 7-5 6-3, in the quarter-finals on Friday.

“My opponent does unpredictable things on the court. Sometimes you don’t expect things and he’d play, I’d say, with your mind.

“He has seen my game, I have seen his … I just need to be careful and be aware of what he’s doing,” the Greek star said.

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