Stefanos Tsitsipas, from Greece, came back after a set and a breakdown to beat former world No. 9 Fabio Fognini from Italy, in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday at IST.
The world No. The world No. After the Australian’s 6-4 and 6-2 victory against Cristian Garin, 15th seed from Chile, it set up a fourth round match with Alex de Minaur in Round 4.
Tsitsipas’ ATP head to head record against the Italian was 3-0. He finished with 21 winners, 10 of which were off his forehand, and 28 unforced mistakes. Fognini had 32 wins, 22 of which were off his forehand. However, he committed 32 unforced mistakes.
“Great comeback, honestly… Tsitsipas said that he didn’t know what had happened. “I wanted to be back in the match, and it happened somehow.
“From (a set) and a breakdown, I took it one by one and it worked out well. It helped to have a positive mindset and to be patient. I was able to find solutions in difficult moments and felt like I had momentum. Fognini was the one who set the tone when he broke in his first game. Tsitsipas couldn’t keep up with Fognini as the second set progressed. As he finished the set, Fognini did not concede a break point.
When the second seed Greek broke, the crowd rallied behind him to draw level in the second. It marked a shift in momentum as Fognini’s errors increased. Tsitsipas had the advantage to draw the match even at one set each. He capitalized on unforced errors by Fognini to win the decisive break for 3-2 in set three.
Taylor Fritz, from the United States, won his biggest win of 2011, beating Matteo Berrettini, Italy, 6-4, and 6-3 to reach round four.
California’s native son was 2-6 in his eight previous matches before heading to Indian Wells. He won his first victory against a top-10 opponent and his seventh career win in the 81-minute match.
Fritz said, “We are coming to the end. I could really use an important result.” “This is exactly what I needed, playing in one of my favorite tournaments near home. Fritz said Fritz that he had a clear strategy and was not just doing what he does, but also had a very clear strategy. 7. “Big first serves, attacking first balls, being aggressive, and playing to my strengths to make him uncomfortable as possible.