Tsitsipas Dumped Out In Rotterdam By Bedene
Sumaira FH 7 days ago Fri 14th February 2020 | 01:10 AM
Rotterdam, Netherlands, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Feb, 2020 ) :Stefanos Tsitsipas' slow start to the year continued as the Greek star suffered a second-round defeat by Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene in Rotterdam on Thursday.
Bedene saved five break points before snatching the opening set courtesy of a break in the 11th game, before easing through the second to set up a quarter-final against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime.
"He was probably the better player in most of the first set, he was serving really well," Bedene, the world number 52, told atptour.com after beating second-seeded Tsitsipas.
"I stayed focused and it was good towards the end.
" Tsitsipas, who won the season-ending ATP Finals last year, now has a 3-4 losing record in 2020.
In-form Russian Andrey Rublev and Gael Monfils, who plays fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon later on Thursday, are the only top-eight seeds remaining in the draw.
Top seed Daniil Medvedev lost to Vasek Pospisil in the opening round, while Italian teenager Jannik Sinner saw off Belgian fourth seed David Goffin 7-6 (9/7), 7-5.
"I feel great, especially now in this moment," said Sinner.
The 18-year-old will take on Spain's Pablo Carreno-Busta for a place in the semi-finals.