Madrid Open: Tsitsipas enters top 16, Swiatek reaches quarterfinals
The Madrid Open is entering its final stages with exciting tennis games in both men’s and women’s seeds.
The competition recently witnessed a hard-fought match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Sebastian Baez. The third-seeded player was expected to win a comfortable game against Baez, who is ranked 31.
However, Tsitsipas encountered fierce competition, where Baez moved like a cheetah on the tennis court. In the end, Tsitsipas managed to earn a 7-5, 3-6, and 6-3 win over Baez to enter the top 16.
Interestingly, Tsitsipas has secured four back-to-back games of the opening set. However, the player has lost multiple second sets to make a comeback in the three sets.
Seeing the form Tsitsipas has been in, the player was a popular pick for sports enthusiasts across tennis betting sites. The majority expected Tsitsipas to win, and the player managed to register a relatively comfortable victory against a strong opponent.
After the match ended, Tsitsipas talked about how the player had to bring out the best. Baez was not missing as a player who can cover and run across the court. Even in the match, the player used the court perfectly, navigating with ease and gliding like a cheetah, added Tsitsipas.
However, the third-seeded Tsitsipas secured a 5-3 win in the third set. Tsitsipas is eyeing his first season title after reaching the finals of the Australian Open and Madrid Open previously.
The action did not contain the men’s court, as the No. 1 ranked Iga Swiatek also lost the first set of the Madrid Open recently. Playing against the 16th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova, Swiatek won 6-4, 6-7, and 6-3 to qualify for the quarterfinals.
The player is now set to compete against Petra Martic (27th-seeded), who recently beat 11th-seeded Barbora Krejcikova. The fan-favorite Swiatek is expected to beat Barbora and eventually win the entire event.