Following a solid performance, Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the 2023 Paris Masters quarter-finals after defeating German Alexander Sverev in straight sets (7-6, 6-4) on Thursday.
The Greek managed to overcome a first-set temporary lapse when he dropped a 2-game lead (5-3) on his serve allowing the German to force a tie-break, with his serve playing a key role in aiding him to regain control of the set.
Tsitsipas, 25, recorded his 50th victory in 2023 making him one of only two players (male or female) to have recorded 50 or more wins in the last three years.
The other player was has managed a similar feat is Andrey Rublev, ranked 5th, with the Russian posting 53 wins in 2021, 51 wins in 2022, and 55 so far in 2023.
The world no. 6 in the ATP Rankings will face 15th-ranked Karen Khachanov tomorrow.
Tsitsipas’s win against Alexander Zverev secured him a berth in the ATP Finals, which will be hosted in Turin (12-19 November).
Tsitsipas became the sixth of the eight players who will travel to the Italian city in the north for the last major event of the year.
Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcarath, Danil Medvedev, Yanik Sinner, Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas have already booked their spots.