Tsitsipas overtakes Isner and will play fourth with Reilly Opelka

The Greek tennis player won 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (4), the American John Isner. Milos Raonic leaves Murray out and meets Krajinovic.

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Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas, fourth seeded, asserted his most complete game to win 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (4), to American John Isner, in the third round of the tournament.

Tsitsipas, who advanced to his first quarter-final of the Cincinnati Masters, which this year is played in the bubble mounted on the tracks of Flushing Meadows (New York), due to the coronavirus pandemic, will have another American rival, the young Reilly Opelka, another service specials.

The Greek tennis player had to decide both sets in the tiebreaker after failing to impose his serve although he managed 10 direct with two double faults, by 11 and 4, respectively, from Isner. Tsitsipas, who tied the series at 2-2 between the two players, held firm through two tiebreaker sets and won 84 percent of first serve points (38/45) to advance after one hour and 42 minutes, and put the mark at 15-5 so far this reduced ATP season.

Raonic leaves Murray out and meets Krajinovic

Canadian Milos Raonic, 30th in the world, beat Briton Andy Murray, number 134, 6-2 on Tuesday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati. The duel was their thirteenth as professionals, and Raonic's victory was the fourth to Murray's nine.

The Briton returned to competition after more than a year without playing due to problems with his right hip. Although Murray surprised with two wins against the American Frances Tiafoe in the first round, and in the second the German Alexander Zverev. Before Raonic he had no option to break serve in the two opportunities he reached.

Raonic, 29, dominated the game, which was temporarily suspended due to rain, and needed an hour and 28 minutes to resolve qualification. Raonic managed 10 direct aces, with two double faults, by 5 and 1, respectively, from Murray, 33, who had 44 points won by 63 from the Canadian tennis player, including 29 with the second serve, which showed that the veteran tennis player Scotsman, former number one in the world, did not have a good rest either.

Raonic's rival will be Serbian Filip Krajinovic, 32 in the world, who defeated Hungarian Marton Fucsovics, 84 classified in the ATP, 6-2 and 6-1.

Opelka defeats Berrettini and accesses the quarterfinals of a Masters for the first time 1000

The American Reilly Opelka, 39 of the world, advanced this Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati tournament by defeating the Italian 6-3 and 7-6 (4) Matteo Berrettini, sixth seed. Opelka, 22, thus delivered a new surprise because in the second round he had eliminated Argentine Diego Schwartzman, ninth seeded. Today, with his powerful serve he caused 19 direct aces that undermined Berrettini's options.

Considered the new version of his compatriot John Isner, Opelka barely committed a double fault, for three by Berrettini, who placed seven aces with his first serve. Opelka, reaching the quarter-finals of a Masters 1000 for the first time, won 33 points with the first serve and 16 with the second, without Berrettini being able to make a "break" throughout the game because he had no chance.

While Opelka took advantage of the only one he had in the first round with which he made the difference by winning it and in the second neither of the two tennis players lost their service, which was defined in the tiebreaker.

Opelka also subtracted very well with 13 points won to get a total of 62 to 49 from Berrettini, 24, who leaves the bottom of the table with only one seed in the competition, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, seeded fourth, who tonight he faces Isner.

Precisely the winner of the third round match between Tsitsipas and Isner will be Opelka's opponent in the quarterfinals, the first to play in a Masters 1000 tournament.

Results of the day.



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