PARIS (Reuters) – Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas thrashed Sweden’s Mikael Ymer 6-2 6-2 6-1 in a lopsided contest to canter into the French Open fourth round on Saturday.
Tsitsipas, who made the ultimate on the claycourt Grand Slam final 12 months, got here into the Roland Garros conflict with a 3-0 head-to-head lead towards fellow 23-year-old Ymer.
There have been no indicators that issues can be any completely different this time with Tsitsipas dominating proceedings from the onset on a sun-bathed Court Suzanne Lenglen.
He placed on a scientific service show on the pink clay, dealing with only a single break level on his supply and dropping solely 10 factors on his serve.
“Lot of excellent rallies from my facet. We have a historical past, taking part in Mike from the juniors. We performed one another loads,” Tsitsipas stated on courtroom, including that he loved the sunny and drier circumstances on Saturday.
“It was recreation for myself. I believe I performed rather well and topped it off with some fairly good, affected person tennis.”
Tsitsipas used his forehand to nice impact to pin Ymer behind the baseline and broke his opponent’s serve twice in every of the primary two units and one other thrice in the third.
Ymer, ranked ninety fifth in the world, didn’t assist his trigger by committing 26 unforced errors throughout the one hour 32 minute contest.
Tsitsipas will meet Denmark’s Holger Rune or native hope Hugo Gaston for a spot in the quarter-finals.
(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; Editing by Ken Ferris)