Tsitsipas Advances to Second Round of Roland Garros


Stefanos Tsitsipas successfully navigated a challenging first-round match at Roland Garros, defeating Marton Fucsovics in straight sets. Despite facing difficulties in the initial sets and overcoming a set point in the first, Tsitsipas secured a 7-6 (9/7), 6-4, 6-1 victory over the Hungarian, ranked 54th in the world. The match lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes, marking a strong start for the Greek tennis star in the French Grand Slam.

Tsitsipas will face 25-year-old German Daniel Altmaier, ranked 83rd, in the second round. Altmaier advanced after an epic five-set battle against Serbian Laszlo Djere, winning 7-5, 6-4, 6-7, 5-7, 7-6. This will be the first meeting between Tsitsipas and Altmaier on the ATP Tour.

The first set saw Tsitsipas saving two break points early on and both players holding serve until 4-4. Fucsovics had a break point but Tsitsipas held firm, eventually leading to a tie-break. The tie-break was a rollercoaster, with Fucsovics leading 3-0 before Tsitsipas rallied to a 6-4 lead. Despite losing two set points, Tsitsipas finally secured the set 7-6 after a mini-break and a successful service game.

In the second set, Tsitsipas broke early but Fucsovics quickly responded, leveling the score at 3-3. Tsitsipas held his nerve, breaking Fucsovics again in a crucial marathon game to win the set 6-4.

The third set was dominated by Tsitsipas as Fucsovics struggled to keep up. Tsitsipas broke early and maintained his momentum, closing out the match with a 6-1 win.

Tsitsipas' performance sets a positive tone for his campaign at Roland Garros, showcasing his resilience and ability to handle pressure in critical moments.

(Source: Amna)

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