Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Stan Wawrinka
|Date & Time||Sunday June 2, 2019, 8:00 AM (EDT)|
Roland Garros Stadium
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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Stan Wawrinka meet in the fourth round of the 2019 tennis French Open.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is coming off a four sets win over Filip Krajinovic that took 47 games to decide. In the victory, Tsitsipas won 74 percent of his first serve points and 51 percent of his second serve points. Tsitsipas won 65 percent of his total service points and converted on seven of his 15 break points. Tsitsipas got 60 percent of his first serves in play and saved 11 of his 16 break points. Tsitsipas could be more effective with his second serve and has to clean up the 50-plus unforced errors, but he’s been competitive in every set this tournament and looks comfortable out there. Still, Tsitsipas has 89 unforced errors in his last eight sets, something he has to trim down if he’s going to be considered a legit threat to win this tournament. Tsitsipas hopes to make his second career grand slam quarterfinal. Tsitsipas has won six of his last seven matches on clay court.
Stan Wawrinka is coming off a straight sets win over Grigor Dimitrov that took 39 games to decide. In the victory, Wawrinka won 77 percent of his first serve points and 60 percent of his second serve points. Wawrinka won 68 percent of his total service points and converted on two of his 13 break points. Wawrinka got 51 percent of his first serves in play and had 14 aces in the near three and a half hour victory. Wawrinka has now won each of his last eight sets and some of the shots he made in his third round match showed signs of him getting closer and closer to being the player he was before injury. Wawrinka has 54 carer wins over top-10 players, with two of those wins coming this year. Wawrinka looks to make his first grand slam quarterfinal since the 2017 French Open. Wawrinka also looks to make the quarterfinal of the French Open for the fourth time in the last five years. Wawrinka has split his last six matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Tsitsipas may be the safer player due to his consistency this season and how impressive he’s been on clay in particular. However, Wawrinka seems to have his confidence back and this is a grand slam he has a ton of recent success. Wawrinka also has a long track record of getting stronger and stronger as the tournament plays out. If you don’t beat Wawrinka early and take advantage of his unforced errors, it’s going to be even more difficult once we get into the business rounds of the tournament. There’s also a clear experience edge here.
I like Wawrinka to make the quarterfinals, setting up a possible match with Roger Federer.