Was für ein Duell zwischen Stan Wawrinka (ATP 28) und Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP 6)! Ein Abnützungskampf sondergleichen, der das bessere. Stefanos Tsitsipas und Stan Wawrinka begeisterten die Tennisfans in ihrem Achtelfinale bei den French Open. Erst nach über fünf Stunden. Stan Wawrinka macht das Schweizer Duell an den French Open perfekt. Der Romand ringt im Achtelfinal Stefanos Tsitsipas in fünf Sätzen.
French Open 2019: Stan Wawrinka gewinnt Duell mit Stefanos TsitsipasWas für ein Duell zwischen Stan Wawrinka (ATP 28) und Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP 6)! Ein Abnützungskampf sondergleichen, der das bessere. Stefanos Tsitsipas und Stan Wawrinka begeisterten die Tennisfans in ihrem Achtelfinale bei den French Open. Erst nach über fünf Stunden. Stan Wawrinka steht im Viertelfinale der French Open. Der Schweizer ringt Stefanos Tsitsipas in einem wahren Marathon Match nach über fünf.
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained and all that. The pair have never played a competitive match, but Wawrinka revealed he has had a few practice hits with the young Greek.
He has improved a lot. So it's going to be a tough match, a great match, and I am happy to face this challenge. He always looks like he gives himself a lot of time to play.
He doesn't seem to feel under pressure. Since I never played him in a match, that's what I base my assessments on with respect to the practices I had with him," explained the three-time Grand slam champion.
And as we all know, he did quite well at Roland-Garros plenty of times, not just once. He's a dangerous player.
He knows clay very well. And this time he takes it! Wawrinka holds to 15 here, as the two men continue to be inseparable. One set all, three games all.
T sitsipas is in trouble again on his serve, falling down after another one of those trademark Wawrinka crosscourt backhand passing shots.
A service winner saves the first, before Wawrinka is hustled into a backhand error on the second. Back to deuce. Come on! He eventually holds, and we remain on serve in the third set.
B it of a throwaway game from Tsitsipas, whose mind seems to be temporarily elsewhere. From up, Wawrinka holds comfortably to He misses a forehand and then double faults to fall down , but he saves the break point with some nerveless forehand hitting that eventually forces the mistake.
A brilliant volley on the stretch - so good Wawrinka applauds it - and a forehand winner up the line then secure the hold.
Incidentally, there's been a bit of noise on Twitter about Tsitsipas avoiding a point penalty when he smacked a ball away towards the end of the second set when already on a warning.
Andy Murray's former hitting partner Dani Vallverdu is among those who thinks he was lucky to escape further punishment. It's so finely poised at the moment, as it has been all match.
In the broiling Paris heat he looked on the verge of a breakdown, but he's dug out the second set and he kicks off the third with a confident hold to He hits two brilliant forehands to earn himself a sixth set point at He has missed so many break points this set, but he takes this one!
Wawrinka pulls a forehand wide, and after 2hr 11min it's one-set all! Everything on the line. Tsitsipas holds on to take the second set S o much is happening here.
Wawrinka will serve to stay in the second set for a second time. A t the change of ends Tsitsipas got a warning for unsportsmanlike behaviour for smashing three water bottles in frustration at failing to serve out the set.
It is boiling up nicely now, with Wawrinka celebrating that winning passing shot by imploring the crowd, who are very much with him, to make some more noise.
But once again it looks like there's going to be a sudden mood change. Tsitsipas is right on the edge here, raging at his camp and smashing away a loose ball in frustration.
He channels the anger well to earn a third set point, but he can't take it! But boy oh boy does he do everything in his power to try and get it, producing honestly one of the greatest defensive points I've ever seen.
But after retrieving ball after ball, Wawrinka kills him with a drop shot that skims the net tape and dribbles just over the net.
This is getting seriously spicy. Both men look like they want to kill the other, while Tsitsipas appeared to just tell his dad, who is also his coach, to leave the court.
No idea why but he is close to boiling point. A fifth set point quickly comes and goes, as Wawrinka bangs down an ace up the T.
Wawrinka eventually holds in a game that lasts 13 minutes. It's so tense out there right now. Wawrinka tightens up on the break point and duffs a backhand into the net.
And he takes it! With an absolutely sensational backhand pass on the run! What an unbelievable shot, and what incredible defensive skills to stay in the point.
We're back on serve, in a match that has already lasted longer than Federer's win over Leonardo Mayer earlier.
What a way for stanwawrinka to break serve. B rilliant tennis from both players. T his is great. You really get the feeling these two would absolutely love to beat the other and strike a blow for their generation.
Tsitsipas, who is now covered in clay after that attempt at a dive volley, has just dipped a little in the last few games.
He sends a backhand return long to lose this game to 30, which makes it three games in a row for Wawrinka. And would you believe it, out of nowhere a forehand winner earns Wawrinka his first break point of the match.
Wawrinka has broken back! Having been a point away from trailing , Wawrinka will come out to serve to level the set at Today was something really special.
Serving to stay in the match at , Tsitsipas dumped a forehand into the net to hand his opponent two match points and Wawrinka took advantage to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final since the French Open where he went on to make the final.
Next up for Wawrinka is times Grand Slam champion Federer. Tsitsipas, who had left the volley, circled what he thought was the mark but the umpire, down from his chair, ruled it in, a decision accepted by Tsitsipas as Wawrinka stood, arms above his head in sheer joy.
I was just hoping that the umpire would confirm it," he said. Today we saw [that] only one centimeter can change the winner. Only a handful of seats were left untaken throughout, but if anyone enjoyed the match more than the crowd of almost 10,, then surely it was Roger Federer , whose work was done and dusted a few hours before Wawrinka left the court.
At 34, and having played for three straight days after his previous match was held overnight, Wawrinka faces a battle to be ready to face his old friend, who cruised past Leonardo Mayer , , and has yet to drop a set.
It is four years since Wawrinka beat Federer in straight sets in the quarterfinals here, the year Wawrinka won the title.
It was a dominant win both men remember well, one in which Federer says he was "crushed. Today I felt something that I can't really explain.
Today was the first time in my entire life, in my twenty years of existence that I felt that "aura", the real definition of the word, competition.
Not any kind of competition though, it felt different than any other time, any other battle, any other moment on the tennis court. There is something about today that I won't be able to explain.
It's a feeling that makes me appreciate the sport that I chose to pursue in my life as a career. The bitter taste of that loss is something unexplainable.
It's something that's rare to find in the world that we are at. It's something unique. There is loads of charm and charisma to it. We both struggled, we both went beyond our limits, we both experienced luck and our destiny was drawn on that Parisian court after five hours of physical and mental suffering.
I really don't know if what I feel right now is positive or negative. There is no bipolar effect to it. Today I learned something that no school, no classroom, no teacher would be able to teach.