Tsitsipas Sees Off Isner At Acapulco, Auger-Aliassime Too Good For Korda
Stefanos Tsitsipas had no problem with the dangerous John Isner Wednesday night in a 6-3, 6-2 rout over the American big man.
Tsitsipas enjoyed 23 winners to just three unforced, and lost a total of five points on serve against Isner who was broken three times and managed just four aces.
“I mean things worked out pretty well,” Tsitsipas said. “I think I had good return games today and that was very important. You don’t want to get into tie-breaks with this guy, it can get really dangerous.
“Today I just managed to stay composed and concentrated on all moments. I had opportunities, I won actually most of my break point opportunities, which was important. It gave me so much confidence throughout the whole match.”
Isner, who turns 36 next month, falls to just 5-5 in the re-start. Tsitsipas moves on to meet Felix Auger-Aliassime on Thursday in the quarters.
The Canadian eased past Sebastian Korda 6-3, 6-4 in a match-up of two of best young players in North America. Auger-Aliassime showed his class breaking Korda early then coming from a break down in the second to win five of the last six games.
“It was not easy against him, but I think I had a great start, which for sure helped to put the nerves away,” said Auger Aliassime said on court. “You never know what to expect when the match starts, but I think maybe my experience in these kinds of matches paid off.”
No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev cruised past Laslo Djere, Milos Raonic fell to Dominik Koepfer and Grigor Dimitrov reached the quarters. And on a day of young players advancing, both Lorenzo Musetti and Casper Ruud were also winners.
On Thursday, Ruud will face Zverev and Dimitrov will battle the Italian teen Musetti.
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