LONDON (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas is setting a new standard for Greek tennis. And he's hoping people back home will soon start taking notice.
Tsitsipas became the first Greek man in the 50-year professional era to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament after beating Thomas Fabbiano of Italy at Wimbledon on Friday.
The 19-year-old Tsitsipas won 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in 91 minutes to further enhance his status as one of the top young talents in the game.
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Gilles Simon beat Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (5) in an erratic all-French match featuring 12 breaks of serve to reach the Grand Prix Hassan II second round on Monday.
Although Simon had no aces and double-faulted four times, he returned better and broke the sixth-seeded Paire's serve seven times from eight chances.
Simon, who won the clay-court tournament in 2008 when it was in Casablanca, beat his countryman for the fifth time in eight career meetings.
Qualifier Paul rallies to oust Chung at Atlanta Open
Qualifier Tommy Paul rallied from a set down to defeat seventh-seeded Hyeon Chung 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the opening round of the Atlanta Open on Monday.
The win is the second on the ATP Tour for the 20-year-old Paul, an American ranked 291st in the world, and it came at the expense of Chung — a South Korean who entered the tournament ranked 53rd in the world. Paul advances to face the winner between Reilly Opelka and Malek Jaziri in the second round.
Tomas Berdych through to quarterfinals at Shenzhen Open
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Defending champion Tomas Berdych advanced to the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open by beating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) Thursday.
The top-seeded Czech is trying to reach his first final of the season.
Also, Bernard Tomic defeated Ryan Harrison 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, Thomaz Bellucci beat Thomas Fabbiano 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), and eighth-seeded Jiri Vesely eliminated Inigo Cervantes 7-6 (2), 6-3.