Ultimate Tennis Showdown: Tsitsipas tops Lopez in sudden death

Ultimate Tennis Showdown: Tsitsipas tops Lopez in sudden death

"The Greek God" lost the first two quarters before clawing his way back to beat Feliciano "El Torero” Lopez.

Day 5 of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown featured five matches. Here's a running scoreboard of how they played  out.

Stefanos Tsitsipas d. Feliciano Lopez, 13-16, 14-16, 13-12, 16-11, 2-0

“El Torero” hit the ground running, taking the first two quarters. Having built a big lead in the second, his opponent, “The Greek God,” made a valiant effort to close the gap, but Lopez fended him off.

“I wasn’t playing with high-percentage first serve,” Tsitsipas said after the first quarter. “And I think that cost me.”

Locked at 12-12 in the third, Tsitsipas—facing a match point—won the deciding point to take the quarter after Lopez hit a weak backhand. The world No. 6 then took the fourth quarter to send the match to a sudden death. There, he won both points to claim his fourth match.

Dominic Thiem d. David Goffin, 15-10, 16-10, 13-10, 14-16

Matteo Berrettini d. Richard Gasquet, 13-12, 21-11, 12-11, 16-14

Corentin Moutet d. Dustin Brown, 18-10, 13-10, 20-10, 18-8

Alexei Popyrin d. Benoit Paire, 19-11, 17-13, 22-11, 18-16