Late last night, Stefanos Tsitsipas had a convincing success. The number 1 of the Race to Turin overcame with the score of 7-6(6) 6-3 6-1 the French Jeremy Chardy. The final score perfectly describes the course of the contest. The Greek, after a hard-fought first set won at the tie-break, took the upper hand, ousting from the tournament one of the many home players present at the starting line-up.
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Tsitsipas couldn’t catch his rhythm
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece commented on his opening victory at Roland Garros in a post-match interview.
“I couldn’t catch my rhythm at the beginning of the game. I think both of us didn’t play at our highest level, but we put on a real show in the tie-break. In the tough moments I kept my composure, showing maturity. In the end it was the tiebreak that played the key role in the psychology of the whole match.
Concentration is an important part of my game. I concentrate on every play. There are times when I get mad and want to get better but I can’t. After the first game I was able to get my concentration up, so I pressed on the gas and didn’t let go again.”
This success guarantees him a place in the second round of the French Open, where he will face the winner of the match between Sebastian Korda, fresh winner of the title in Parma, and the Spaniard Pedro Martinez.