Stefanos Tsitsipas survived a tense end to advance the quarter-finals on the Rolex Paris Masters.
Along with his 6-3, 7-6(3) victory, Tsitsipas advances to his 14th quarter-final of the season and retains alive his hopes of ending the 12 months atop the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. He has moved up two locations this week to No. 3 within the Pepperstone ATP Reside Rankings, and will go Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz with deep runs in each Paris and Turin.
“I am joyful as a result of I knew I needed to not simply cope with a participant at present but additionally with the group,” Tsitsipas mentioned after battling Moutet and the French crowd. “It isn't one thing that I actually take into consideration after I play, however it's form of current and it is there. It labored out very well for me in the direction of the top. I used to be very strong and constant, figuring out that I can actually generate extra alternatives from my serve.
“I used to be laser-focused on each single one of many factors,” he continued. “I performed some good pictures deep and brief, and it was an excellent ending.”
Stefanos Tsitsipas books his place in the last 8 of Paris.
The Greek will face USA's Tommy Paul for a place in the semifinal.
With Ruud’s loss to Musetti, Stefanos will be back to World No.3 on Monday, equaling his best ranking to date.
He can climb to No.2 for the first time of his career if he wins Paris.