Stefanos Tsitsipas comes back from a set down again to beat Alex De Minaur from Australia 6-7(3), 7-6(3), 6-2 in 2 hours and 44 mins to reach the Indian Wells QFs for the first time.
Second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas also faced a scare from Alex de Minaur, but he managed to escape with a hard-fought three-set victory. He remained undefeated against de Minaur on the ATP Tour with his sixth consecutive win over him.
de Minaur had it going early and was all over the court, including this incredible rally in the first set:
The first tiebreaker was a nightmare for Tsitsipas, as he dropped the first five points and just couldn’t battle back. Tsitsipas looked to be in control in the second set, but de Minaur saved two set points and finished with a break to force another tiebreaker. This time, Tsitsipas came out on top to force the deciding third set.
Tsitsipas kept his foot on the pedal, taking a 4-1 lead in the deciding set as de Minaur seemed to run out of gas, and he was able to close it out to advance.
Tsitispas is into the quarterfinals and will face Basilashvili on Friday