The titleless American Frances Tiefoe clinched the biggest win of his career on Monday. As Stefanos Sitsipas’ Wimbledon demons defeated him again. Just two weeks after almost defeating Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, Tsitsipas was upset in Round 1, with Tiafoe losing 4-6, 4-6, 3-6.
Tiafoe was in control from the very first game. He was never a leader in command. But Tsitsipas was always superior and uncomfortable. Tiafoe played a great match tactically. By taking advantage of Tsitsipas’ weaker backhand and forcing him to make mistakes by running. He’s better at playing big points. and the ball fell
There were moments when Tsitsipas seemed to merge him. He got a little stronger at the start of the second set. by taking the lead for a short time But can̵7;t hold it for more than a few games. He surged again midway through the third set as he faced the possibility of a straight set defeat, which came very close to Tiafoe, down 4-3, Citcipas up 30-0 and almost destroyed the draw. Tiafoe served for the first time in every match. But he couldn’t lead that one either, losing that game and after a while the whole match.
Tiafoe has a slight advantage over Tsitsipas in reaching Wimbledon. He played the grass court warm-up three times. won the Nottingham Challenger and qualified for the quarter-finals at the Queens Club Championship Tsitsipas after qualifying for the quarter-finals at Roland-Garros Choose not to play any turf warm-up tournaments. It was a confusing decision for Tsitsipas given his overall record at Wimbledon. He lost his first match in the first round of 2019, the last time held at Wimbledon. and did the same in 2017.
Tiafoe’s preparations have paid off. This is his first win over the top five ATP players (Tsitsipas is ranked 4th in the world) and the first time since 2017 the American man has beaten the top three seeds. at Grand Slam
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