Marseille Open 13: Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas enters quarter-finals with comfortable win over Hubert Hurkacz

Rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas bounced back from successive defeats with a comfortable win over Poland's Hubert Hurkacz to reach the quarter-finals in Marseille on Wednesday.

Agence France-Presse February 21, 2019 10:25:01 IST
Marseille Open 13: Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas enters quarter-finals with comfortable win over Hubert Hurkacz
  • The 20-year-old, who stunned Federer en route to the Australian Open semi-finals last month, had lost his last two matches to Monfils and Dzumhur.

  • But Tsitsipas, the top seed this week in France, was back in form as he brushed aside World No 78 Hurkacz 6-4, 6-2 in only an hour.

  • He will next face a lucky loser – either Ukrainian world number 141 Sergiy Stakhovsky or the 130th-ranked Gregoire Barrere – in the last eight.

Marseille: Rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas bounced back from successive defeats with a comfortable win over Poland's Hubert Hurkacz to reach the quarter-finals in Marseille on Wednesday.

Marseille Open 13 Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas enters quarterfinals with comfortable win over Hubert Hurkacz

File image of Stefanos Tsitsipas. AP

The 20-year-old, who stunned Roger Federer en route to the Australian Open semi-finals last month, had lost his last two matches to Gael Monfils and Damir Dzumhur.

But Tsitsipas, the top seed this week in France, was back in form as he brushed aside World No 78 Hurkacz 6-4, 6-2 in only an hour.

"It is nice to start so well. It was a 'no-trouble match'," Tsitsipas told atpworldtour.com. "Everything went smooth. Breaks happened when they had to happen. It was a solid match."

He will next face a lucky loser – either Ukrainian world number 141 Sergiy Stakhovsky or the 130th-ranked Gregoire Barrere – in the last eight.

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