Tsitsipas Brothers Save Two Match Points To Reach First ATP Final As Team

Tsitsipas Brothers Save Two Match Points To Reach First ATP Final As Team

by Zachary Wimer

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Petros Tsitsipas will be playing in the 2023 European Open final after yet another superb performance.

Tsitsipas brothers entered multiple ATP tournaments before as a team, but they have never enjoyed a lot of success. Yet, that seemingly changed at the 2023 European Open in Antwerp, where they surprisingly won their two opening matches.

After that, the highest-ranked Greek player had to play his singles matches, and despite initially starting on the winning side, he lost his semifinal match to French prodigy Arthur Fils.

Yet, despite the loss, Stefanos still appeared on the court for a doubles match with his brother, Petros. He previously said that he wouldn't do it for anyone else, and playing doubles with his brother seemingly helps Petros.

The young brother is trying to establish himself as a force on the doubles circuit, and a few good tournaments with his brother will certainly help that. Now, they have one of those in Antwerp.

In their semifinal match, the Greek duo took on Romain Arneodo and Sam Weissborn, and the match didn't really start well for them. They have lost their opening service games, and even faced three more break points after that.

Despite saving those, the Greek brothers didn't create any chances for themselves to break back, and so they lost the opening set 4-6, their first this week in Antwerp.

But Stefanos and Petros were determined to fight back and so they did. They faced a break point in the first game of the second set again, but this time around, they saved it to force a tie-break.

In the tie-break, the Greeks showed their qualities, winning it 7-5 and taking the match into the deciding super tie-break. Arneodo and Weissborn seemed to be the better team at times, but Tsitsipas brothers simply never gave up.

Despite facing two match points, the brothers saved both of them to win the match in an hour and 46 minutes 4-6, 7-6(5), 13-11. In the final, they will play against Ariel Behar and Adam Pavlasek.


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