Stefanos Tsitsipas started his career in this Davis Cup by giving Greece the first point against Ecuador by defeating Álvaro Guillen Meza 7-5, 6-2.
At the Athens Olympic Sports Center on a hard indoor court, less than a week after his Australian Open finals, Stefanos Tsitsipas showing his great commitment to the Greek Davis Cup team. They want to be in contention for promotion in September, which would see them qualify for the Davis Cup finals in 2024 if form doesn’t change.
Tsitsipas gets the first point
It started with an immediate break against the number one young tennis player from Ecuador 731 in the ATP list At the age of 20. However, the situation was complicated by the speed of the visiting player and the fact that it was not possible to transfer a good moment on the field in terms of feelings. He tried in all the remaining games after getting a break, but Guillen Meza didn’t let Stefanos escape. However, in the twelfth set and between the already placed balls, the distance was forged in favor of the third place in the world.
With the slowness of winning the first set, Tsitsipas was able to open the differences in the second and managed to get 100% efficiency in break balls 4-0. The player from Ecuador held and also got his rival in trouble at one point with the serve. Stefanos came to serve in the situation 5-2 and at that moment he did not hesitate. An hour and 28 minutes into the game, Tsitsipas gave Greece their first point in the Davis Cup by defeating Álvaro Guillen Meza.
To begin with, Stefanos will compete again tomorrow and he will do so against the number one player from Ecuador, Andrés Andrade. We’ll see if he plays twice as he’s also signed up as a duo with his brother Petros.