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Tsitsipas wins five-set thriller to reach quarterfinal

Tsitsipas wins five-set thriller to reach quarterfinal

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Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas won a titanic five-set duel with American Taylor Fritz to advance to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday, reports AFP. Tsitsipas was staring at defeat

trailing two sets to one before he fought back to beat the 20th seed Fritz 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in 3hr 23min of classic late-night tennis on Rod Laver Arena. The Greek world number four has now reached the quarter-finals for the third time and will face Italy’s 11th seed Jannik Sinner, who accounted for

Australia’s Alex De Minaur in straight sets. “It was an epic match. I gave everything out on the court

today, I am very proud of myself with the way I fought and the way I stayed consistent in the moments that were close and crucial,” Tsitsipas said. Meanwhile, world number two Aryna Sabalenka was sent crashing out of the Australian Open in an epic fourth-round clash by veteran Kaia Kanepi to end her hopes of a maiden Grand Slam title. The Belarusian second seed saved four match points before losing 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (10/7) to put the unseeded Estonian Kanepi into her first quarterfinal at Melbourne Park.