“Things worked out pretty well,” says Tsitsipas after win over John Isner
Stefanos Tsitsipas crushed John Isner to set up an enticing quarter-final against rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime in Acapulco.
The top seeded Greek world number five beat big-serving American John Isner 6-3 6-2 in just 57 minutes, losing just one point on his first serve in the entire match.
“I mean things worked out pretty well,” Tsitsipas said. “I think I had good return games today and that was very important. You don’t want to get into tie-breaks with this guy, it can get really dangerous.
“Today I just managed to stay composed and concentrated on all moments. I had opportunities, I won actually most of my break point opportunities… which was important. It gave me so much confidence throughout the whole match.”
Tsitsipas lost only five points on serve in the match and did not face a break point against the dangerous world number 27.
“It adds a little psychology when you’ve broken once, when you’ve broken twice,” Tsitsipas continued. “Coming into matches like this I try to work on my return a lot and in the practice sessions before the match, I had a player [stand] in the service box today serving so that definitely helps.
The Greek will now play Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, who beat Sebastian Korda 6-3 6-4.
“It is very difficult playing against him,” Tsitsipas said. “I think I’m going to try and approach that match the same way. Every match I get to play here in Acapulco is important. Hopefully we can have a great day tomorrow as well.”
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