Stefanos Tsitsipas, showing character in the 2nd set, defeated Felix Auzer-Aliassime 6-3, 7-6(4), starting his presence at the Paris Masters in the best way.
THE Stefanos Tsitsipas saved four set points in the 2nd set and with 6-3, 7-6(4) defeat him Felix Auxerre-Aliassim for qualification to the round of 16 in Masters of Paris.
The Greek player not only did not give up the 2nd set, when he found himself behind in the score at 4-1 and 5-2, but he loaded the 23-year-old from Canada with anxiety, reaching the 7th win in the 10 games he has met fthe tour.
In the round of 16, Tsitsipas will face the winner of the meeting between the French, Hugo Uber and to the German, Alexander Zverev, who will play a little later.
Tsitsipas is more stable, rightly at 1-0
With… good morning, Tsitsipas had to erase a double break point from the Canadian, to finally hold his serve.
Ozer-Aliassim equalized thanks to Stefanos’ poor returns, with the Greek tennis player still holding the lead, having a terrific efficiency on the first serve. Immediately after that came the first break in the match and it belonged to Stefanos.
Auzer-Aliassim made a series of unforced errors, giving Tsitsipas a double chance and he forced his opponent into another error to make it 3-1. The 4-1 came just as easily, since without Stefanos playing top tennis, Ozer-Aliassim was not at all consistent in his hitting and continued to make mistakes.
The Canadian reduced to 4-2but Tsitsipas with a love game kept it 5-2. After 5-3, Stefanos served to close out the set, with Ozer-Aliassim reaching break point, but Tsitsipas easily fending it off and with an ace and a winner to end the set with 6-3.
Return from 2-5 and qualification for Tsitsipas
Auxerre-Aliassim barely won the opening game in the 2nd set and then the Canadian reached the first break of the game. He led 0-30, 30-40, with an effortless error from Tsitsipas he made it 2-0 and keeping his serve the Canadian escaped with 3-0.
Tsitsipas with love game reduced to 3-1 and in the 5th game he had a chance for a break (30-40), with Ozer-Aliasim “erasing” it and with an ace winning the game for 4-1.
Tsitsipas with a new love game reduced to 4-2with the Canadian having no difficulty reaching the 5-2. In the 8th game, Ozer-Aliassim had three set points, but he did not close the set with Tsitsipas doing it 5-3.
The Canadian serving, found a new one set point at 40-30Tsitsipas saved it, took the advantage and with the 2nd break in the match reduced to 5-4. Tsitsipas easily equalized 5-5 and o Ozer-Aliassim with three winners in the 11th game, regained the lead (6-5).
With a new love game, Tsitsipas equalizese 6-6 and sent the set to the tie break: There, due to a mistake by Ozer-Aliassim, Tsitsipas was the first to reach a mini break (3-2) and although he lost it immediately (3-3), the double fault from the Canadian was decisive (5-3), Tsitsipas took the serve to 5-4 and with two consecutive points he won the set with 7-6(4) and left for the 3rd round.