Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Jannik Sinner in five sets at the Australian Open.

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Three seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has advanced to his third consecutive quarterfinal in Melbourne and sixth overall in a Major. In four hours at Rod Laver Arena, Stefanos defeated Jannik Sinner 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3 to maintain his title chances.

Tsitsipas got off to a stronger start, winning the pivotal points in the first two sets to forge a sizable lead. Prior to losing ground and walking out the door, the Italian rallied in sets three and four to force a final.

Sinner generated an enormous 26 break points (18 in sets three and four), but only four of them were successful, ruining his hopes. Stefanos produced five return games, one of which was pivotal in getting him through the final set.

The mid-range and longest rallies were unable to make a significant difference, and they remained tied in the shortest range up to four strokes. Everything hinged on Tsitsipas’ excellent serving in the fifth set and that one break.

In the opening game of the match, Jannik sprayed a forehand error, which resulted in an early loss.

At Rod Laver Arena, Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Jannik Sinner in five sets.

Stefanos served brilliantly in games four and six to secure a 4-2. He saved four break opportunities in game two to secure the lead.

In game eight, Sinner made a tremendous effort to get the break back and tie the match at 4-4 with a backhand crosscourt winner. The Italian had a chance to capitalize on that but sprayed a forehand error in game nine, losing 5-4.

In game 10, the Greek served for the set and held at 15 to win the first game in 45 minutes. In games three and four of the second set, they traded breaks, and they served effectively afterward to tie the score at 4-4. Similar to the first game, Stefanos’ important break in game nine came after a forehand crosscourt winner.

After the Italian’s forehand victory, the Greek faced a break point when serving for the set at 5-4. After an hour and a half, Stefanos erased it with a strong serve and followed it up with another on his second set point to establish a sizable lead.

In the third set, Jannik produced twelve break points while serving brilliantly. In games two and four, Stefanos held off six break points until Jannik snatched the seventh to establish a 3-1 advantage. In game eight, Tsitsipas held three set points on his service before Sinner smashed an ace down the T line at 5-3 to win the set and cut the score overall.

In the fourth set, the younger player only lost four points after the opening shot while maintaining pressure on the opposition. After three hours and twenty minutes, Jannik broke in the third game and won the set with a serve ace at 5-4 to force a tiebreaker.

In the final set, Tsitsipas got off to a strong start and played well in all five service games. In game six, he took advantage of a reprieve and advanced toward the finish line. At 5-3, the Greek served for the victory and nailed a forehand winner to secure the victory and advance to Melbourne’s round of eight for the third consecutive year.