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Stefanos Tsitsipas Relaxed To Battle With ‘Lefty’ Yoshihito Nishioka On Clay Court at Lyon

Stefanos Tsitsipas was relaxed to face Yoshihito Nishioka and even won against the Japanese.

Stefanos Tsitsipas grabbed another victory at Lyon Open against Yoshihito Nishioka on clay with a score of 6-3, 6-4. The Greek even reported being at ease to face the Japanese.

The second-seeded Tsitsipas is being phenomenal at the 250 circuit in Lyon. He won the first match against Tommy Paul with a score of 6-1, 6-4. Therefore, after the easy win, the Greek was confident to face the left-handed Japanese on the clay.

Prior to the quarter-final with Nishioka, Tsitsipas commented, “I feel like I’m playing good tennis and I can play against anyone. For me, these matches are important, every single one of them. It’s going to be a battle against Yoshihito who is a lefty, on red clay which is my favorite surface.”

The World No.6 has showcased the best performance of his career this season, grabbing his first title of 2021 at the Monte-Carlo Masters. He even gave Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic a run for the 2money, but couldn’t win against them. However, both the great veterans acknowledged the Greek’s potential and being cautious with him.

Stefanos Tsitsipas is showing phenomenal perfomance this year. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Stefanos Tsitsipas is showing phenomenal performance this year. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Tsitsipas will now appear in his semi-final face-off against the Italian star, Lorenzo Musetti. Many suggest the Greek pro will move to the finals with another straight-set victory. The World No.6 needs to be careful as the 19-year-old Italian is also having an excellent run in Lyon, Musetti won his quarter-final match with a score of 6-3, 7(7)-6(2) against Aljaz Bedene.

The 22-year-old had a great run on the clay court. Therefore, Stefanos Tsitsipas is aiming to grab the first Grand Slam title at the upcoming Roland Garros. But the Greek needs to pull his socks, as he might face the ‘Big Three’. Further, his fellow young generation players are also a constant threat to the Greek.


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