Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches fourth round at Australian Open — but didn’t know he’d win

face three match points, Pyre could only hit his forehand into the net, meaning Tsitsipas advanced to the fourth round. Grand Slam 6-3 7-5 6-7 (2-7) with a 6-4 win.

However, when fans applauded Tsitsipas and instead of running to the net to celebrate, the Greek fourth seed went to the back of the court as if another service game was expected.

The umpire’s declaration of his victory signaled that he had won and he quickly, with a look of surprise on his face, turned to go over the net to shake the pyre’s hand and then begin the proper celebration of his victory. .

Tsitsipas, a two-time semi-finalist in Melbourne, was nothing but praise for Pair after his tough fight.

“I’m very happy with the win. Benoit is one of the biggest talents in our sport, he has a lot going for the game,” said Tsitsipas.

“It was a very important win for me today and it was also very special to play on this ground and share it with the crowd.”

Tsitsipas will play Taylor Fritz in the next round after the American defeated Roberto Bautista Agut in five sets on Saturday.

Elsewhere, No. 2 in the world Daniil Medvedev In the fourth round of the Australian Open, he also won in straight sets over Botic van de Zandschulp.

It took an hour and 55 minutes for the 2021 finalists to dethrone the Dutchman 6-4 6-4 6-2.

US Open champion Medvedev will play American Maxim Cressey in the last 16.

Medvedev adores the crowd after winning his third-round singles match against Boutik van de Zandschulp.

The 25-year-old Russian is the highest-ranked player remaining in the draw and looked impressive during the early stages of the tournament.

“Of course I don’t want to stop [at] Fourth round but I’m really happy,” Medvedev said Later.

“(A) Grand Slam, every round is very tough and even today if the score doesn’t show it, I think it was a tough match compared to the score.”