Stefanos Tsitsipas was challenged on Wednesday evening against American Sebastian Korda, but he played well enough in the key moments to make it the third round of the Western & Southern Open.
The second seed advanced 7-6(5), 6-3 after one hour and 39 minutes, setting a clash against Italian Lorenzo Sonego. It was Tsitsipas’ first win at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati.
“He’s someone who has been doing well recently. I knew I had a difficult challenge ahead of me,” Tsitsipas said of Korda in his on-court interview. “When things got tough, I stayed there. The match was played in the details.
“I was able to bring the best out of my game when things got tough and persevere. I was consistent throughout the important moments and I think just trying to find solutions and ways to apply as much pressure as possible. That was the key element today.”
Stef will play his next game on Friday his next opponent is Lorenzo Sonego from Italy ranked 27th in the world.