Jan 20, 2023 at 05:29 Update: 7 minutes ago
Tallon Greek track was unable to provide a surprise in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday. The number 63 in the world lost 6-2, 7-6 (5) and 6-3 to third seeded Greek Stéfanos Tsitsipás.
It only meant the first defeat for the 26-year-old Greek track in 2023. The number two in the Netherlands, who has already booked six victories this year, started the season with a win at the Pune ATP tournament in India.
Greek track offered the most resistance in the second set. With a 6-5 lead, the Dutchman even got a set point on Tsitsipás’ second serve.
The Dutchman had started the match with a love game on his own service. At 2-2, Greek track was broken for the first time, after failing to complete a fairly easy volley and then smashing into the net. The 24-year-old Tsitsipás then pressed on and also took the next three games.
In the second set, neither player gave up their service game once. Greek track had a little more trouble winning his service games, but always succeeded with offensive tennis. After missing a set point by the Greek track, a tiebreak followed. Tsitsipás was just too strong in that.
In the third set, the Greek track was unable to get up and was broken at 2-1. After 2 hours and 6 minutes, Tsitsipás used his third game point with a convincing smash. The first and third sets together lasted as long as the second set.
It was the first time for Greek track that he was in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament. In the previous round he had beaten Botic van de Zandschulp.
All Dutch players are now eliminated in singles.
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