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Tsitsipas Loses Against Kyrgios, But Well-Positioned For Rest Of 2022
Stefanos Tsitsipas lost a fiery four-set match against Nick Kyrgios on Saturday at Wimbledon, but the Greek departs London in good position for the rest of the season.
The 23-year-old is guaranteed to lead the ATP Tour in wins after Wimbledon with 42, regardless of results for the rest of the fortnight. The World No. 5 went 8-3 during his grass-court season, including a run to his first tour-level title on the surface in Mallorca.
2022 Match Wins Leaders (as of 2 July)
|1) Stefanos Tsitsipas||42-14|
|2) Carlos Alcaraz||35-4|
|3) Rafael Nadal||33-3|
|4) Casper Ruud||31-12|
|T5) Jannik Sinner||30-8|
|T5) Felix Auger-Aliassime||30-15|
|T5) Cameron Norrie||30-15|
Tsitsipas is second in the Pepperstone ATP Race To Turin as he aims to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals for the fourth consecutive year. Tsitsipas lifted his biggest trophy at the season finale in 2019, when the event was held at The O2 in London.
In addition to his recent triumph in Mallorca, Tsitsipas claimed his second ATP Masters 1000 title at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters in April and made the final of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome.
The Greek fell short on No. 1 Court at the All England Club against an in-form Kyrgios, who now leads the pair's ATP Head2Head series 4-1. Despite the tension in the match, Tsitsipas held a set point in the fourth-set tie-break. If he converted the opportunity, it would have pushed the match to a deciding set in front of the London crowd.
“I enjoyed my tennis today. I enjoyed the atmosphere out there,” Tsitsipas said. “I enjoyed the way I fought and the way I tried to find solutions.”
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