Tsitsipas defeated Ivashko at a tournament in Barcelona
Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the quarterfinals of the clay-court tournament in Barcelona, Spain. In the second round match of the ATP 500 tournament world number five Tsitsipas defeated Belarus’ Ilya Ivashko. The meeting ended with a score of 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. At the same time the match was stopped for some time due to rain.
Tsitsipas had five aces, six double faults and four break points out of 15. His opponent, ranked 44th on the ATP list, hit two aces, three doubles and one break point.
Tsitsipas will play against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals of the Barcelona tournament. Earlier he beat Federico Coria of Argentina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The tournament prize fund in Barcelona exceeds € 2 million. The reigning champion is Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Last year he beat Tsitsipas in the final.