World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas comes through a 5-set battle vs Fritz to make the Aus Open final 8

Stefanos Tsitsipas comes back to beat American #1 Taylor Fritz 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and reach another Aust Open Quater Finals. The two times semifinalist will face Jannik Sinner next who breezes past Alex de Minaur 7-6(3) 6-3 6-4.

Stefanos Tsitsipas was a doubt for the Australian Open after picking up an elbow injury that ended his 2021 season. A few weeks later, he’s battled back from a set down to win a five-set thriller against Taylor Fritz to reach the quarter-finals.

Tsitsipas looked out of sorts and edgy at times but his greater experience on the big stage eventually told as he got the decisive break in the fifth set before claiming victory.

Fritz, playing in his first Grand Slam fourth round, converted only two of his 15 break points and will rue a missed opportunity to become the first American male to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final for two years.

“It was an epic match that’s all I can say, I gave everything out there on the court today,” the 23-year-old said. “I’m proud of the way I fought.

“I’m overwhelmed. It’s too good to be true. I knew it was going to be physical, and I knew I had to be patient and in the end it paid off.”

Stefanos Tsitsipas pays tribute to the Melbourne crowd for supporting him in his fourth-round win