In the latest news in SportsbookPayPerHead.com, a Greek misfortune took steps to come to pass for Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Australian Open on Thursday before the fifth seed steadied to fight off nearby special case Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 6-7(5) 6-4 and arrive at the third round.
The day after Nick Kyrgios sent John Cain Arena into daze with an exciting rebound, 267th-positioned Greek-Australian Kokkinakis seemed set for the boilover of the competition when he strung a strike down the line to send the match into a fifth at Rod Laver Arena. It was not to be, however, as Tsitsipas caught the conclusive break in the fifth game and hung on bleakly to finish off a four-hour 32-minute epic. Tsitsipas will meet Sweden’s Mikael Ymer for a spot in the fourth round.
Then Feliciano Lopez stands just in the shadow of Roger Federer with regards to life span in Grand Slams, and the Spanish veteran demonstrated he’s actually got the endurance to go five sets Thursday.
The 39-year-old combat back from two sets down to outlive Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego, 14 years his lesser, 5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 and guarantee he remained alive at his nineteenth Australian Open. Lopez has gained notoriety for going all the way and keeping in mind that conceding he was “depleted”, he said he lived for long matches.
Nobody has shown up than Lopez, who is playing his record-expanding 75th straight, having not missed one since the French Open in 2002. Just Swiss incredible Federer, who is feeling the loss of the Australian Open without precedent for his vocation with a physical issue, has played more altogether, with 79 to the Spaniard’s 76. Novak Djokovic and Andreas Seppi (both on 63) are the solitary other dynamic parts in the main 10 of the unequaled rundown.