“It was a great start,” Stefanos Tsitsipas effortlessly storms past Lucas Pouille to kick off his Madrid Open campaign » FirstSportz

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Stefanos Tsitsipas started his Mutua Madrid Open campaign with confidence on Wednesday night, showing why he is one of the men to beat on European clay. With a 6-3, 6-4 win over the French wildcard Luke Pouille, the Greek climbed to 8-1 on clay this season. The win made him the first man in ATP Tour history to win 25 games in a single year.

In an interesting middle period of the first set, the fourth seedling faced just one break point when he stopped serving between breaks. He made no mistake in the second set, after an early break with a love hold to take a commanding lead.

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“I’ll just try to play consistently” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

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Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas dominated on serve except for the game where Lucas Pouille broke on serve. He won 94 percent of his first deliveries (31/33) and had seven aces, the last of which came on match point. At the Manolo Santana Stadium, Tsitsipas also dominated the Balance of Power duel, shooting 30 percent of his shots in attack compared to 22 percent for his opponent.

After a straight set win Karen Khachanov, Pouille, who broke into the top 10 in 2018, came into the match in fine form. In the competition of one hour and eight minutes, however, Tsitsipas was on a different level. That World #174 The Frenchman was looking for his best ATP rankings win of his career against the World No. 5.

“It was good magic, quite a bit of magic dust,” Stefanos Tsitsipas spoke about his victory at the Caja Magica. “A great start at the beginning of this tournament.” Discussing this spotless clay-court record, Tsitsipas explained that he prefers to focus on the present: “I don’t really think about these things, to be honest.” he said.

“I’ve had good runs in the past. I’ve played well on this surface, but every single day is a different challenge. Everyone wants to go out and play me as best as they can, so I’ll just try to be consistent as much as possible. he added.

Stefanos Tsitsipas meets Grigor Dimitrov next

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Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas meets Grigor Dimitrov in the round of 16 after going 31-6 on clay with three wins in five finals since early 2021. On Wednesday before, the Bulgarian defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-3.

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