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Australian Open 2022: Tsitsipas, Fritz to face off in 4th round

Fourth-seeded Tsitsipas fended off Benoit Paire 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-4 in the 3rd round; Fritz had a 6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over No. 15 Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the fourth round

India TV Sports Desk Edited by: India TV Sports Desk
Melbourne Updated on: January 22, 2022 19:21 IST
Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after defeating Benoit Paire in the third round of the Australian Open
Image Source : AP PHOTO/HAMISH BLAIR

Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after defeating Benoit Paire in the third round of the Australian Open 2022 in Melbourne on Saturday.

Highlights

  • Fritz had his second win and seven head-to-head meetings with Bautista Agut
  • Maxime Cressy beat wildcard entry Chris O'Connell 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-2 and will next play Medvedev
  • Auger-Aliassime had a 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 win over No. 24 Dan Evans

Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas fended off Benoit Paire 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-4 to advance to a fourth-round match against Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open. Tsitsipas was runner-up at the French Open and reached the Australian Open semifinals last year.

No. 20-seeded Fritz had a 6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over No. 15 Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.

The 24-year-old American, contesting his sixth Australian Open and 22nd major overall, recorded just his second win and seven head-to-head meetings with Bautista Agut, a 33-year-old Spaniard.

Maxime Cressy, another 24-year-old American, is into the fourth round at a major for the first time. The No. 70-ranked Cressy beat Australian wildcard entry Chris O'Connell 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-2 and will next play US Open champion Daniil Medvedev.

No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime had a 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 win over No. 24 Dan Evans, winning 14 of the last 16 games after it was 4-4 in the first set.

(Reported by AP)