Stefanos Tsitsipas will be hoping to improve on his shock loss to Carlos Alcaraz at the last US Open when he faces the Spanish teenager in the fourth round of the Miami Open after a dominant 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alex de Minaur on Monday evening.
“I was able to execute very well today,” Tsitsipas said of the 90 minute encounter.
“There were a few moments where I had to fight a little bit and show my inner strength. He fought, as always, and I was very patient. I was trying to focus game after game on how I can open the court and come in.”
Tsitsipas grabbed the first break of the match in a six-deuce game to seal the opening set, before de Minaur fought back early in the second set.
Tsitsipas held firm and moved ahead at 3-1, dropping just one point on serve in his final three service games.
The win sets up a mouthwatering clash against Carlos Alcaraz.
Tsitsipas lost Alcaraz in a fifth-set tie-break at the 2021 US Open.
“I’m going to try and fight. He’s a great player.” Tsitsipas said.
“For me, it is going to be a big challenge to step out on the court. I like these kinds of challenges. I’m going to put my soul out there and give it my all.”
In other action, Serb Miomir Kecmanovic continued his run with a 7-6(4), 6-3 win over Sebastian Korda. He will face Taylor Fritz for a spot in the quarterfinals.