Stefanos Tsitsipas got a heart-pounding challenge against Borna Coric. After an almost perfect first set, the Croatian took the chair and brought the partial to a draw. However, with some textbook plays, the Greek managed to deliver the victory to his national team, in the mixed team tournament of the United Cup.
For the two-time Monte Carlo champion, this is the third success in as many matches in this competition. Before Coric, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin had to surrender. The number 4 in the world was the protagonis of a shot of rare beauty.
Coric with his usual generosity and stubbornness had managed to reverse an action that now seemed compromised. However, Tsitsipas with a lob of pure dexterity overtook the opponent who came to the net and the ball landed on the baseline.
The Tennis closest to the gods commented Tennis TV on the gesture of the Greek champion:
“Tennis nearer the Gods”