French Open runner up Stefanos Tsitsipas fired 23 winners, together with 12 within the second set, and made solely six unforced errors within the match as he reached the third spherical for the primary time at Indian Wells. Tsitsipas is making his third look at Indian Wells. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTsitsipas hit 23 winners all through the matchThe Greek made solely made six unforced errorsTsitsipas is competing within the ATP Masters 1000 event within the Southern California desert for the third timeStefanos Tsitsipas superior to the third spherical at Indian Wells for the primary time in his profession on Sunday, defeating Spaniard Pedro Martinez 6-2 6-4 beneath lights to arrange a gathering with Fabio Fognini.
The Greek broke serve to take a 2-0 lead within the first set, which he simply gained, however his unseeded opponent made him work a lot more durable within the second.Martinez, who had misplaced the pair’s solely earlier assembly in straight units at Roland Garros earlier this yr, was decided to take Tsitsipas all the way in which, breaking early within the second set to go up 3-1. Tsitsipas, the runner-up within the French Open, instantly regained his type and completed the event in fashion.”Well, it’s been a great night for me. The first time playing a night session here on this court,” Tsitsipas, who’s competing within the ATP Masters 1000 event within the Southern California desert for the third time, mentioned.Tsitsipas hit 23 winners all through the match, together with 12 within the second set, and solely made six unforced errors.Tsitsipas mentioned, “I’m pretty happy with the way I fought and found a way to clinch that victory at the end,” earlier than turning his consideration to Italian Fognini, who defeated German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4 4-6 6-3.Tsitsipas added, “I’ve played Fognini before,” referring to their two prior encounters, each of which the Greek gained in straight units. “I’m looking forward to that match.”Click right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.