Stefanos Tsitsipas survives opener in Vienna

Stefanos Tsitsipas survives opener in Vienna 1

Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece saved three set points in the first set to take down Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (6), 6-4 in a first-round match Tuesday at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, Austria.

Tsitsipas withstood 10 aces from Dmitrov and saved all four break points he faced in the one-hour, 42-minute win. He next faces Frances Tiafoe, who defeated Tsitsipas earlier this year in straight sets at Wimbledon. Tiafoe reached the second round with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Serbian Dusan Lajovic.

Stefanos Tsitsipas plays Francis Tiafoe later today in Vienna Open.

They have previously met 4 times in the past with Stefanos Tsitsipas winning 3 of them.