WATCH: Tsitsipas upset at Wimbledon as Frances Tiafoe hits wonder shot
No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was stunned on the opening day of Wimbledon 2021 by Frances Tiafoe in a straight sets upset.
World No. 57 Tiafoe defeated the Greek 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in two hours and two minutes in the opening round on No. 1 Court at the All England Club.
The American broke the world No. 4 in the opening game of the first set, and saved the only break point he faced at 2-1 before closing the set out.
Both players then held four times without facing a break point in the second set, until Tiafoe converted a third break point of the ninth game to break for 5-4.
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The 23-year-old then survived three Tsitsipas break points to take his first set point and take a 2-0 lead in sets.
Tsitsipas’ struggles continued as he lost his opening service game of the third set, and he was unable to take any of three break points he had to level.
Tiafoe broke again as the 22-year-old served to stay in the match – converting a third match point.
It is the second time the unseeded American has made it past the first hurdle at the All England Club – having made the third round in 2018.
It is a second consecutive loss in the first round of Wimbledon for the Greek – who fell to Thomas Fabbiano in 2019.
Tiafoe will face wither Roberto Carballes Baena or Vasek Pospisil in the second round.
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