The Greek has managed to overcome a young man with a great future. Tsitsipas had to suffer and win two tie breaks to advance in Nur Sultán against a great Luca Nardi (7-6(2), 7-6(3)).
He closed the session on Wednesday in nur sultan a duel between Tsitsipas and Nardi. The Greek came from easily beating the local who had entered with an invitation to the final table, Kukushkin. Opposite Nardi, who had just overcome the previous phase and beat rivals like Goffin who was later the executioner of number one in the men’s ranking, Alcaraz. The great favorite was the Greek, although many people wanted to see the young Italian.
Tsitsipas survives in two tie breaks
Nardi started showing from the beginning that he was not going to wrinkle. The Italian came out very confident with tennis that could stand up to a Stefanos Tsitsipas face to face. The Italian was very comfortable and he was the one who had the initiative on the scoreboard. Stefanos, despite not hitting the key to get break balls to the rest, did not give up one iota with his service either. The equality was maximum and little by little they were reaching the final games. The pressure did not affect them in the final stretch either and as a result of them they went to sudden death. The Tsitsipas’ experience came to the fore and making fewer mistakes and being more courageous by 7-2 he won a first set that was very even.
In the second set the Greek came out determined for the win. On the other hand, Nardi did not seem to be that age and it was one of the first ATP tournaments that he played and he continued with the same attitude and the same match script. The Italian time and time again managed to equalize the score and was constantly encouraged believing in his chances of achieving the comeback. The only problems of the entire second set for the service were for Tsitsipas. In the eleventh game he had to save two break balls and thus secured the tie break. Nardi did not fail and again they went to sudden death. again it was Tsitsipas who ended up imposing himself 7-3 and thus confirmed his pass to the quarterfinals against a rival that has made it clear that they have a great future ahead of them.