Tiafoe dumps third seed Tsitsipas in opening day shock

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LONDON (Reuters): American Frances Tiafoe caused the first big upset of the Wimbledon men’s singles tournament by beating third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 6-3 on Monday.

Tsitsipas, playing his first match since his French Open final defeat by Novak Djokovic on June 13, was on the backfoot from the beginning against a 57th-ranked opponent who took the game to him.

The Greek also went out in the opening round on his last previous appearance at the grass court tournament in 2019, when he was seventh seed. Wimbledon was not played last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It sounds pretty damn good,” Tiafoe told the cheering 6,000 strong Court One crowd, sheltered by a roof from the drizzle outside, as the result was read out.


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