Tsit­si­pas ad­vances in Shang­hai Masters

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

Shang­hai: Sixth-seeded Ste­fanos Tsit­si­pas beat Felix Auger-Alias­sime 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3) in the Shang­hai Masters sec­ond round on Wed­nes­day for the Greek’s first win in six at­tempts over his Cana­dian op­po­nent.

The pair have met three times this season, with the other three games on the ITF Ju­nior Cir­cuit.

Fifth-seeded Alexan­der Zverev also ad­vanced to the Round of 16 with a 7-6 (13), 7-6 (3) win over French qual­i­fier Jeremy Chardy.

Zverev, who served 21 aces, saved three set points in the first-set tiebreaker. He won that tiebreaker on his sixth set point. Taylor Fritz fell to sev­enth-seeded Karen Khachanov of Rus­sia 6-2, 6-4, and Reilly Opelka lost to eighth-seeded Robert Bautista Agut of Spain 6-4, 7-5.

... Reins in so­cial me­dia

Tsit­si­pas said on Wed­nes­day that he is reap­ing the ben­e­fits on and off the court of stay­ing away from so­cial me­dia. He now lets some­one else run them. “I feel much more con­nected than be­fore with peo­ple that I care about, I spend more qual­ity time,” said Tsit­si­pas.

“I feel more hu­man and more like me than ever be­fore. I feel like I can also con­cen­trate more in the sport that I play, in a way try­ing to spend more hours on the court in­stead of my phone.

“I also feel very at­tached to the peo­ple that I talk to, and I al­ways try to get the best out of it and not think too much of my other life, the so­cial me­dia life, which at the time be­fore took a lot of my think­ing, a lot of my con­cen­tra­tion.”

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Ste­fanos Tsit­si­pas

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