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World quantity 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas crashed out of the Mallorca Open on Wednesday in his first match with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 defeat by Yannick Hanfmann, a worrying consequence forward of Wimbledon. Following one other early exit on grass on the Halle Open final week the Greek was overwhelmed convincingly by his German opponent, ranked forty eighth. The Wimbledon principal draw begins on July 3. Robust on his serve, Hanfmann didn’t face a single break level within the first set and solely misplaced one service sport within the match. The German sealed his win towards the erratic prime seed with a forehand down the road.
“A lot of things have to work to beat a top 10 player, I had a really good start,” stated Hanfmann.
“With the wind and the grass, having a match on the first day was really helpful.”
Hanfmann will face both Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, in his closing competitors earlier than retirement, or Australia’s Jordan Thompson within the quarter-finals of the grass court docket match.
Christopher Eubanks shocked Ben Shelton 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) in an all-American battle earlier on.
France’s Arthur Rinderknech additionally eased previous his compatriot Fixed Lestienne 6-3, 6-2 and can face Eubanks within the final eight.
Adrian Mannarino performs Corentin Moutet and Lloyd Harris meets Pavel Kotov within the different quarter-finals.
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