Was für ein Duell zwischen Stan Wawrinka (ATP 28) und Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP 6)! Ein Abnützungskampf sondergleichen, der das bessere. Direkter Vergleich. Begegnungen: 1; Siege Stefanos Tsitsipas: 0; Siege Stan Wawrinka: 1; Satzverhältnis: 2: 3. Letzte Spiele. French Open - Achtelfinale. Was für ein Bild: Nach fünf Stunden und neun Minuten Spielzeit liegen sich der unterlegene Stefanos Tsitsipas und Stan Wawrinka nach einem überragenden.
Stan Wawrinka kämpft sich gegen Tsitsipas in den ViertelfinalWas für ein Bild: Nach fünf Stunden und neun Minuten Spielzeit liegen sich der unterlegene Stefanos Tsitsipas und Stan Wawrinka nach einem überragenden. Stan Wawrinka steht im Viertelfinale der French Open. Der Schweizer ringt Stefanos Tsitsipas in einem wahren Marathon Match nach über fünf. Der Schweizer Stan Wawrinka hat nach einem grandiosen Match gegen den Griechen Stefanos Tsitsipas das Viertelfinale der French Open.
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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 W awrinka has looked a little drained of energy in the last 10 minutes or so.
He nets a volley to go down and break point again, but summons some of his famous fighting spirit and fires away a forehand winner for deuce.
A service winner and ace then wrap up the hold. Had he lost that game, the second set would surely have been done. Meanwhile we know who the winner of this match will face - a certain Roger Federer, who has just sped past Leonardo Mayer , , T sitsipas is screaming 'patience!
The pep talk seems to work, as he motors to a hold to 30 after reeling off the next three points. It's been a very impressive response from the 20 year old to losing that first set.
B ig moment coming up. As he did on the first one, Wawrinka goes for his opponent's backhand and draws a missed return. Wawrinka lets out another huge cry of "come on!
H ow Tsitsipas would love to have that forehand back at set point, but instead he has to reset and try and put the first set behind him.
He holds to love here in what is fast becoming a battle of wills in what are brutal conditions, with blazing sun and the wind picking up.
A double fault hands Wawrinka the first set! He wins the breaker after 53 minutes. W awrinka saves it with a spectacular backhand pass after Tstistipas rushes the net off a not quite good enough forehand approach.
A backhand down the line sets up a drive volley winner to level things again. W awrinka nets another forehand, and it's four points in a row for Tsitsipas.
W awrinka blares a forehand wide, and all of a sudden it's Wawrinka up the mini-break. W awrinka nets a forehand and we're back level. T sitsipas gets on the board with a brilliant, whipped forehand.
T sitsipas pushes a forehand wide to give up the mini-break and screams angrily at himself. S ervice winner earns Wawrinka the first point of the breaker.
T esting moments for Tsitsipas, who finds himself down and with the wind swirling clay all around him as he goes to serve.
Wawrinka is two points from the set. With his long hair kept in place by a headband, there are strong echoes of Bjorn Borg in Tsitsipas, his strut also reminiscent of the Swede who won the title here six times.
His shirt was covered in clay, the aftereffects of trying to fend of the Wawrinka passing shots. Aggressive throughout, the Greek created chance after chance, only for Wawrinka to close the door, time and time again.
Tsitsipas had a set point in the opener but took just five of his 27 break point chances as Wawrinka shut the door and finally, broke his spirit.
I feel very disappointed at the end. Long time since I cried after a match, so emotionally [it] wasn't easy to handle.
I will try to learn from it as much as I can. Wawrinka floated a sliced backhand that curled into the court and landed on the line.
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.
Related Coverage. 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.
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. He has a big game.