Stefanos Tsitsipas took the first set, but the continuation belonged to Nick Kyrgios who prevailed 2-1 and qualified for the third round of the tournament in Halle.
In the second round, the presence of Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Halle tournament was completed. Nick Kyrgios prevailed 2-1 set of the Greek tennis player and qualified for the third round.
The No. 65 in the world rankings, as soon as he put aside his irritability, dominated the court and managed to reach the upset that the ticket for the quarterfinals gave him.
From the beginning, the match had the image we expected. The service was dominant and both athletes went to small and short rallies.
Kyrgios did not manage to create any break point in contrast to Tsitsipas. In the tenth game, Steph created two, but Kyrgio erased them. In the twelfth game, Tsitsipas managed to reach the break. Initially it was ahead with 0-40, but Kyrgios erased all three. The 23-year-old Greek, however, took the next two points and managed to break his opponent’s serve to reach 7-5 and 1-0 in the sets.
In the second set the image of the match changed. Kyrgios became more threatening and created a total of seven break points, did not allow Tsitsipas to reach any and took advantage of two of them to reach the 1-1 set. The impressive thing is that he managed this having only 44% past the first serve, but he also had the impressive 10/10 in the points earned behind the second.
In the third set the two athletes kept their serve until the ninth game. At that point Nick Kyrgios made the break and then kept his serve to close the match 6-4.