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In the biggest match, Stefanos Tsitsipas (3rd) defeated Cristian Garin (82nd in the ATP ranking) 6-3, 4-6 and 6-4. Yes, the Greek 16 Miami Masters were around M .
The match was almost completely equal in the whole thing and only the individual could solve it. In the final set, Tsitsipas broke at the right time, due to Garin’s errors in the ninth game, and closed him out with a great service game. Thus, the Chilean could not achieve a fourth victory from the world Top 5.
It should be noted that this was the official debut of Tstitsipas in the competition. In the previous round, the Greek passed without playing because Richard Gasquet did not show up for the match. And in the second round he will meet Russian Karen Khachanov (16th) who easily defeated Czech Jiri Lehecka (44th) 6-2, 6-4. The record between the two is very favorable, for the Greeks have won six games out of six.
Moreover, he had already opposed himself at this time. It was at the Australian Open with a victory over Tsitsipas by 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-7 (6) and 6-3.
Tsitsipas is one of the players who remains in the fight for number 1 in the ranking. Although at the end of the competition he will not be able to reach the top, he makes a decision to think more closely about the next important tournaments that are coming up on the earthly side.
After his participation in the Australian Open, he lost in the final against Novak Djokovic in straight lines, Tsitsipas in two tournaments (not taking into account the Davis Cup). In Rotterdam Emil Ruusuvuori won 7-5, 6-1 in his debut and in the next round against Jannik Sinner in straight sets.
Later he crossed the ocean to play the first Masters 1000 times: Indian Wells. However, in the Californian desert, the Greek fell in his debut against Jordan Thompson in triathlons.
For now, Tsitsipas is looking for a mod in Miami thinking about the tournaments that will be a prelude to Rolando Garros.
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