Three sets are still enough for Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the third match of these Australian Open 2023. The Greek tennis player closed the Griekspoor practice in two hours (and a little more): 6-2, 7-6, 6-3 to conquer, once again at Melbourne Park, the fourth round.
In the fourth round there is Jannik Sinner: the two face each other for the second consecutive year at the Australian Open, after the quarterfinals of the last edition, won by the Greek tennis player. "I certainly enjoyed last year.
I'm sure they will prepare better next time. I hope I can offer a good level of play because last time it was close. It's about maintaining that level. Maybe it's about drawing on what has worked before and somehow adding something when I'm in the match.
I have important weapons at my disposal."
"It was the first challenging match against a player who, in the last two weeks, has had a good run of hits. I knew I had to deal with something big today. It wasn't easy in the second set.
I didn't know how I was going to survive that, but I found ways that got me to the tiebreaker. I just waited. I think the second set was important for me to move forward in scoring and get some psychological momentum for what would have been the third and final set.
In general I am very satisfied with the quality of my game today,” he said at the press conference after the victory. The world number four was also asked for a comment on the match between Murray and Kokkinakis, which finished after 4am Australian: "It's not fun for Andy.
Saw it today before my game. I was thinking to myself, what is he doing here? He should be in bed! But nothing can be done against it. It started at a reasonable time, I would say. No rules have been broken. I think tennis likes this type of match because there is a great story behind this match, which will be remembered."