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Tsitsipas beats top seed Anderson at Estoril Open

May 05, 2018 00:00:00

Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas reacting during his second round match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson at the Estoril Open tennis tournament at Cascais, near Lisbon in Portugal on Thursday — Internet

ESTORIL, Portugal, May 4 (AFP): Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his excellent form on clay by beating Estoril Open top seed Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals.

The 19-year-old held the big-hitting South African to just four aces in a second-round match which lasted for more than two hours in windy conditions.

World number 44 Tsitsipas beat three top-20 players, including Dominic Thiem, en route to the Barcelona Open final last week. Anderson, ranked eighth, sealed his fate as his first double-fault of the contest brought up two match points, with Tsitsipas quickly wrapping up victory.

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