Hard defeat. Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th) said goodbye prematurely from the lawn from Wimbledon after falling without antenuantes before the North American Frances Tiafoe (57 °) by 6-4, 6-4 and 6-3 in just over two hours of play. In this way, the Greek only has to play the doubles with his brother Petros in the third Major it’s from the season.
The 22-year-old European, who arrived as the third highest seed and with the final reached in the French brick dust on his back, did not make a footing on the London lawn and was eliminated hard against the American, who had just lost in the first round of the ATP 250 of Eastbourne against the British Liam Broady.
With this defeat, Tsitsipas equals the result achieved in the 2019 edition where he fell in his debut against the Italian Thomas Fabbiano 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (8) and 6-3. His best All England result came in 2018 when he reached the round of 16, where he was eliminated by the giant John Isner in three straight sets.
In the second round, the 57th in the ranking will face the winner of the match between Vasek Pospisil (65th) and Roberto Carballés Baena (100th).