Paris, Oct 31 (EFE).- The Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, seventh seed, signed a laborious victory to reach the round of 16 of the Paris Masters 1,000, 6-3 and 7-6 (4) against Felix Auger-Aliassime, and ended a streak of six consecutive victories for the Canadian.
Tsitsipas is only one more win away from obtaining his ticket for the Turin Masters, which brings together the eight best of the year.
The Greek had to apply himself in the second set, when Auger-Aliassime, who had lost the first, accelerated and reached 5-2 that left him free to tie with his serve and he had up to four balls to achieve it.
But Tsitsipas raised the level there, scored three consecutive games and forced a tiebreaker in which he was much superior to advance under the Paris roof.
The Greek, sixth in the race for the Masters, will look for his remaining victory against the winner of the duel between the Frenchman Ugo Humbert and the German Alexander Zvever, tenth seeded, also with options to qualify for Turin.
Auger-Aliassime, for his part, puts an end to a good streak that had led him to win the Basel tournament and overcome a round in Paris against the German Jan-Lennard Struff.