Stefanos Tsitsipas leads the way into the round of 16 of the Western & Southern Open on Sunday, with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson at the National Tennis Center in New York.
Greece’s Tsitsipas needed just 69 minutes to subdue Anderson, pressuring the towering South African’s second serve as he broke four times.
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“That was a crucial game, being able to come back there and maintain the focus that I needed to be back in the match and not be a break down, that was a very good effort from me,” Tsitsipas said.
Tsitsipas was the first of the top eight men’s seeds to see action as all enjoyed first-round byes.