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US Open 2021: Tsitsipas: "I'm excited to face Alcaraz, to be a great match"

US Open 2021: Tsitsipas: “I’m excited to face Alcaraz, to be a great match”

NSGreek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas, the third seed, who defeated the Frenchman 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-0 last morning (Spanish time). Adrian Mannarino To advance to the third round of the US Open, praise the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who will be his next opponent.

“I have seen the progress he has made so far this season, which shows that he is a very talented player, and he can go a long way,” said Tsitsipas. Confronting the custodian for the first time. “Be a good challenge for me because I like to face the best.”

I’ve seen the progress he’s made so far this season, which shows that he’s a very talented player, and he can go a long way

Tsitsipas, who again refused to let me try to take advantage of the rules of toilet breaks, such as Several players have been accused, including veteran Andy Murray and German Alexander ZverevHe said his only concern is to focus on playing tennis.

“If I break any of the rules set forth in ATP, I will be the first to admit it and bear the consequences, but I have not done anything disorganized, so I don’t understand controversy or players who dedicate themselves to criticizing my other teammates‘, denunci Tsitsipas.

If I had violated any of the rules set forth in ATP, I would be the first to admit it and bear the consequences, but I did not do anything disorganized

The Greek tennis player said he was satisfied with the way he played the match against Mannarino, even though he lost focus in the third set with his serve.

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“I think he was in control, my strategy was good in the first two sets, I didn’t do well in the third, I didn’t do my best, but then I finished it very positively, With little time on the field to save energy for the next match“.

Medvedev, de Angar’s rival

The Alcaraz vs Tsitsipas duel won’t be the only major Spanish event in the third round of the US Open, since then Pablo Angar will only face Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev, who reached the final in 2019, kept his good playing moment on the hard court and easily beat the German Dominic Kupfer 6-4 6-1 6-2, reaching the third round of the last Grand Slam tournament for the fourth year in a row.

Russian who He recorded his 200th career victory by defeating Richard Gasquet in the first round., claimed his fourth ATP Masters 1000 title in Toronto and advanced to the semifinals in Cincinnati in August before reaching the Open.

“I did a great job, I played great tennis,” Medvedev said at a press conference. “There were some tough moments in the match that I was able to handle well and improve. At some point, his level dropped a bit and he took advantage of that. I’m very happy to be finished in less than two hours.”