Tsitsipas Overcomes Inspired Jarry In Three-Set Thriller To Reach Los Cabos Semifinals

Tsitsipas Overcomes Inspired Jarry In Three-Set Thriller To Reach Los Cabos Semifinals

by Erik Virostko

Stefanos Tsitsipas had to fight in the 2023 Los Cabos Open quarterfinals, but it was a victorious fight against Nicolas Jarry.

Ahead of the ATP 250 tournament in Mexico, top-seeded Tsitsipas felt good, saying that he has zero responsibility to prove anything to anyone. As the highest seed, he didn't have to play his first-round match, and started immediately in the second round.

In the second round, the Greek played against a big serve in John Isner, but the American isn't having the best season of his life, and therefore, Tsitsipas was able to comfortably win the match and set up a quarterfinal clash with Nicolas Jarry.

The Greek, known for his aggressive approach, found a robust opponent in Jarry. The Chilean, having entered the tournament as a wild card, seemed to have a point to prove and played some of the best tennis of his career, as he's been doing over the past few months.

Both players were hitting winners right and left, with Tsitsipas hitting 11 winners, while his opponent hit incredible 19 winners in the first set, which ultimately reached a tense tiebreak. Both players had their chances, but eventually, Jarry ultimately seized it 7-6(6).

The second set was a similar winner-show. Tsitsipas was far from defeated, as the Greek immediately refocused and prepared for the battle ahead. This time, Jarry hit event more winners with 20, while his opponent made once again 11 winners, as the set went into another tiebreak.

This time, Tsitsipas came out on top, winning the tiebreak 7-6(4), and leveling the match at one set apiece. The third set was about to decide, and neither of the players wanted to give up, yet, the level dropped significantly.

The deciding third set was where Tsitsipas truly asserted his dominance. Perhaps buoyed by his tiebreak win in the second set, he seemed to find another gear, breaking Jarry early and maintaining his lead.

Tsitsipas went on to close the set 6-2, completing a remarkable comeback to win the match 6-7(6), 7-6(4), 6-2. Up next, the top-seeded Greek will play against either the fourth-seeded Borna Coric or the eighth-seeded Ilya Ivashka.


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