Tsitsipas Becomes the First Greek Player to Reach the Fourth Round of Roland-Garros

FILE - Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas clenches his fist after scoring a point against Serbia's Filip Krajinovic during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS – Stefanos Tsitsipas overcame a “psychological” challenge and lethargic legs to become the first Greek player — man or woman — to reach the fourth round of the French Open in more than 80 years.

The sixth-seeded Tsitsipas saved a set point in the fourth-set tiebreaker of a 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6) win over 60th-ranked Filip Krajinovic that lasted two days.

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas plays a shot against Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )