Stefanos Tsitsipas survives a five-set thriller to progress to second round of French Open

Under the floodlights at ローランドギャロス, world No. 4 and last year’s finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas survived a first round scare from 20-year-old Lorenzo Musetti.

After losing the first two sets, Tsitsipas rebounded to take a 5-7 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-2 victory and progress to the second round of the French Open.
It marked Musetti’s second brush with instigating a major upset at the French Open. In the fourth round last year, he took a two-set lead against Novak Djokovic before retiring injured in the fifth.
    Musetti is currently the world No. 66.

    The match opened as it would eventually endwith Tsitsipas in complete control. He raced to a 4-1 lead in the first set and even had two break points for 5-1 but Musetti held, broke in return and leveled the set at 4-4.
      After trailing 4-5, Musetti then embarked on a seven-game win streak to take the first set 7-5 and grab control of the second set too.
        At the other end of the court, Tsitsipas struggled to build any momentum as he made 16 forehand unforced errors in the first two sets.
        In the third set, しかしながら, the match turned on its head. Tsitsipas won 12 of the first 13 points and subsequently cruised to a 6-2 勝利.
          As Musetti tired and Tsitsipas rallied, the Greek made light work of the final two sets to close out victory.
          My attitude [かわった],” Tsitsipas told Eurosport after the game.
          I wasn’t feeling very good in the first two sets, something was off with my game, but Lorenzo played really well, he wasn’t giving me rhythm.
          Tsitsipas hit 64 winners and 10 aces during the match.

          “確かに, very happy that things ended that way. Things weren’t easy for me in the first two sets but positive, good effort at the end.
            Tsitsipas will face Czech qualifier Zdenek Kolar in the second round. His side of the draw is free of Rafael Nadal, ノバク・ジョコビッチ, Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev, leaving him a clear run to the final for a chance to better his runner-up finish last year.
            Elsewhere in the men’s singles, world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev progressed to the second round with a 6-2 6-2 6-2 victory against Facundo Bagnis. Fourteenth seed Denis Shapovalov crashed out, しかしながら, 次の 6-3 6-1 7-6 (4) defeat to 19-year-old Holger Rune.

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