All of the actions on the third day of the ATP Cup in Sydney took place in a night session that drew the main attention as Stefanos Tsitsipas tried to get Greece into the competition for a few more days.
Many people came from Greece, Argentina and Australia tonight. It’s very nice that people from our country are watching.Playing the ATP Cup under our flag feels very good Diego Schwartzman
Argentina led 1-0 and leveled Thailand in his first competitive single, thanks to Federico Delbonis defeating Mikhail Perboralakis 7-6 (5) 6-1 in the first rubber. It was up to Tsitsipas to transform it. This is the first match since I had an elbow surgery in late November last year.
In retrospect, the decision to opt out of singles in Greece’s first Group D tie last Saturday was wrong as far as the team was concerned with the decision to test themselves with a dead double slaver against Poland. ..
Therefore, it was welcome news for Argentina that he could play both singles and doubles and make further positive progress in his country.
Faced with Diego Schwartzman in the battle of the domestic No. 1 player, Greece’s world No. 4 fought against stubborn South America for nearly three hours, but could not overcome Buenos Aires’ world No. 13 and Team Argentina Prevented the establishment of an unattackable 2. -0 lead.
6-7 (5) 6-3 The defeat of 6-3, as he easily admits, casts doubt on the chances of the Australian Open in Tsitsipas.
“I don’t know what the future plans for this tournament are, I’m not sure,” he said when asked about AO’s hopes.
“I want to play, but I don’t know what will happen tomorrow.
“That was one of my biggest concerns. If I play this match today, how will the doubles problem recover tomorrow?
“After finishing the doubles, I couldn’t serve the next day. I couldn’t. I was very distressed.
“So I really want to be able to walk on the court and practice my serve painlessly tomorrow. That is my biggest goal right now and to recover my elbows 100%.
“In the last few weeks, we’ve done a lot to protect as much as we can and to make it 100% again.
“So now focus on my health and well-being more than anything else.”
When it came to the actual match, Tsitsipas certainly did not neglect his responsibilities, but missed a good opportunity like the three setpoints that could not be converted in the 12th game of the opening set. I put it in my pocket.
However, Schwartzman proved to be more elastic, swapping breaks in the second set, then breaking at 5-3, converting the fourth breakpoint and then closing the set to the level. ..
And with the momentum behind him, El Peque, known for his small size, defeated Tstitsipas in the decision-maker’s opening game. At three meetings.
“I thought it was the first match two months after my elbow. [injury]So I was just thinking of going to the match, “Schwartzman said in an interview on the court, explaining his tactics.
“I think I have a chance and I’m ready. I’m very happy because it’s not easy to play against Stefanos and settle, but I’ve found a way.
“It was a crazy atmosphere,” Schwartzman added. “Tonight we have a lot of people from Greece, Argentina and Australia. It’s very nice to see people from our country. It’s very nice to play the ATP Cup under our flag. I’m in the mood. “
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On other nights’ ties, Argentine neighbor Chile stole a historic victory and surprised Serbia. This is the first victory in the ATP Cup. Cristian Garin’s singles were handed over to Dusan Lajović when he retired with a cramp, dragging 4-6 6-4 3-0.
After Philip Krajinović defeated Tabilo 6-4 3-6 7-6 (5) with the opening rubber, Garin’s victory raised Chile’s level.
“It was a great match against Krajinović. If Christians won the match, they had to find motivation again,” Tabilo said after the historic doubles victory.
Chile will set a one-on-one record after losing to Spain on Sunday and will face Casper Ruud’s Norway on Wednesday, while Serbia will face Spain in the first round of 2020.
No surprises were given in the afternoon session when Spain and Poland beat Norway and Georgia 3-0 respectively.
Spain currently leads Group A, Australia Gp B, US Gp C and Poland Gp D.
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