Stefanos Tsitsipas will see the quarter-finals of the Rolex Paris Masters. Opposed to a breathless Corentin Moutet after his match ended at 3:03 am, the Greek did not have to force his talent. He also struggled to take an authoritarian ascendancy in the game, facing a Frenchman galvanized by adrenaline and imperial behind his forehand attacks along the line. To the point that Tsitsipas needed the tie break to win, after 1h38 of play (6-3, 7- (6/3)).
Moutet, the big performance at the end of the night!
20 HOURS AGO
Corentin Moutet did what he could. And he would probably have needed a normal night’s sleep to destabilize the world number 5 much more, who did not even need a good first ball to trace his route (57%). Applied without ever radiating, the Greek was able to seize a first opportunity, when the French showed obvious signs of fatigue, to break in the first set (5-3), then win it in stride.
Corentin Moutet at the 2022 Paris Masters
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Tsitsipas, without forcing
Sometimes annoyed by the turn of events, often on the verge of rupture, Moutet could have sunk definitively during the second round. His second game was very tight, but he won (1-2). It was a pivotal moment for him. Behind, he was able to chain, with nerve, sixteen points on his face-off to continue to race in the lead. Very sure of his two main weapons (outside service on the backhand of Tsitsipas, acceleration along the line in the forehand), Moutet somewhat muzzled his opponent, then unable to strengthen his game.
Tsitsipas was generally too patient in this meeting, when he could have made the task much easier. He headed for the tie break in a nonchalant way, conceding a first mini break (0-2) before winning seven of the last eight points of the match (7-3). He put on his world number 5 costume at the right time, after spending most of the match applying without shining (33% of points won on the return), without conceding a break point either. In short, the Greek relied as much on Moutet’s fatigue as on his achievements to reach the quarter-finals, where he will face Pablo Carreno or Tommy Paul.
Tsitsipas is well launched, Rune had recovered well
YESTERDAY AT 11:34
The nice shot of Moutet
01/11/2022 At 12:47