Thursday was a busy day in Vienna. Frances Tiafoe won the best of his career and Cameron Norrie spoiled what could have been the Elste Bank Open in Austria’s capital Wiener Stadthalle.
It worked, but I didn’t get the results I expected. Cameron Norrie
The surprise of the day was that Tiafo, a qualifier for the event, defeated top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, who won his second victory over Greece in four months, 3-6 6-3 6-4. ..
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But at the beginning of the day’s schedule, at the UK’s No. 1 and Canadian counterparts, to earn some valuable points in each campaign to compete in the ATP Finals in Turin next month. It was an important clash with a Felix Auger Aliassime.
At the beginning of the week, Norrie placed Auger Alias Shime one slot behind to take 11th place, but qualifying following the Canadian 2-6 7-6 (6) 6-4 victory. Expectations for were severely hit, and the situation was not. Casper Ruud and Jannik Sinner were both slightly ahead of him on Turin’s leaderboard and helped with the news that they won the match on Thursday and succeeded in the last eight matches.
The defeat is even more painful given that he held three consecutive match points when he served 6-3 in the second set of tiebreakers.
Despite the results, Norrie gave his opponent all the credit he deserved for his excellent performance.
“He was playing real physical tennis from the middle of the second time and playing perfectly the third time,” said Indian Wells Champion. “He didn’t miss the first ball. He played great, but played one loose game.”
Norrie now wants to travel to the Paris Masters to make up for the land lost due to the possibility of an invitation to Turin. There, Andy Murray, who was given the wildcard he wanted, joins.
“I’m off tomorrow, so I’ll travel to Paris again,” Norrie said. “I was happy with my level. If anyone beat me, they would have to play like Felix.
“I was happy with the way it went, but I couldn’t get the results I wanted.”
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But the big news of the day was Tsitsifos’s victory over Tsitsipas after defeating Greece at Wimbledon, in retaliation for his defeat to Topseed at the Tokyo Olympics.
The 49th-place American proved that his victory at Wimbledon was not a fluke. He counterattacked 3-0 in the final set and won six of the next seven games.
In this year’s fourth quarter-final, Tiafo faced Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman with eight seeds, lasting longer than the French Gael Monfils entertainer 7-6 (5) 4-66-2.
Like Monfils, Tiafo considers himself an entertainer in court – not as flashy as the French, but
“I want to be there because the fans are enthusiastic early in the game. I want to do my best. The little kids are yelling” Big Four “and that’s why.” He said.
“It doesn’t really matter who you play. Obviously, I want to beat Stefanos and these guys. Having a resume is always good. It was great. ..
“I love playing in a packed house. I feel like I’m at home. That’s how it feels. The results can be almost irrelevant. You have a child and your parents take the child out. Come see me play, paying the hard earned money.
“I want people to enjoy it as much as I do. Remember to see that girl at the top of the stadium, Frances Tiafoe, play. They go home. Had a great time. “
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In another action, Germany’s second-seeded Alexander Zverev defeated Australia’s Alex de Minaur 6-2 3-6 6-2, marking his 300th career win.
“This is definitely a big milestone for me,” said Zverev, who then plays Felix Auger Aliassime.
“I started touring when I was 16 and now I’m 24, but I’m still pretty young and I’m very happy to achieve this achievement early in my career. Hopefully more will come. Probably, “Zverev added.
Italy’s Jannik Sinner, who won Antwerp last week, beat Austria’s Dennis Novak 6-4 6-2 to extend their indoor streak to 10 games and 20 sets.
If Casper Ruud was defeated in Friday’s quarterfinals, the seventh-seeded Italian would be eighth in the final race and the fourth-seeded Norwegian would beat last year’s finalists 7-5 4-66. Lorenzo Sonego from Italy, who won -4 and reached the final 8th place.
– Tennis Sports
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