Safiullin knocks out Stefanos Tsitsipas in Marseille

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The top seed in Marseille, Stefanos Tsitsipas is out of the event after getting beaten by Roman Safiullin in straight sets 6-4 6-4.

An awful day in the office was made worse for Tsitsipas when he had a horrible fall during the match where he was lucky to escape without injury.

Tsitsipas nearly hit his head, hitting his shoulder pretty hard on the concrete surface below. Generally, it was a bad day for Tsitsipas who ran into a very inspired Safiullin today.

The Russian has a very tricky game that is very competent for indoor conditions. A good serve that is capable of doing a lot of damage was on display today as the Russian virtually dropped only a handful of points on his serve. Tsitsipas was not having a very good day serving hitting it at a measly 50 % rate which created a lot of chances for the Russian