Tsitsipas seals comeback win over Fognini at Indian Wells

13 October 2021 - 09:03 By Reuters
Stefanos Tsitsipas says he is more experienced than he was in his previous Wimbledon appearances.
Stefanos Tsitsipas says he is more experienced than he was in his previous Wimbledon appearances.
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World number three Stefanos Tsitsipas recovered from a shaky start to defeat Italy's Fabio Fognini 2-6 6-3 6-4 on Tuesday and reach the last-16 at Indian Wells for the first time.

Fognini got off to a strong start by breaking Tsitsipas in the first game and breezed through the opening set thanks to his brilliant return of serves.

But French Open runner-up Tsitsipas clawed his way back into the contest on the back of a strong first serve to win the second set and force a decider.

The Greek second seed then completed the comeback victory to seal his place in the next round against Alex De Minaur, who defeated Cristian Garin in their third-round match. 

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