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Patna : Second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, 23, Greece, and 3rd seed Alexander Zverev, 24, Germany, reached the men’s singles quarter-finals of ATP Indian Wells Masters at Indian Wells, California, USA, winning their respective Round of 16 matches in contrasting manner on October 14, 2021.
World No 3 Tsitsipas beat World No 27 Alex de Minaur, 22, Australia, in a tough three sets 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 lasting 2hr 44 minutes in Round of 16. Tsitsipas fired 7 Aces during the match to 1 by 22nd seed Australian. Minaur committed 3 double faults to 1 by the Greek. Tsitsipas won 5 break points during the match to 3 by the Australian. Both the players won 1 tiebreak each. The Greek won 3 games in a row in the match to 2 by the Australian.
Tsitsipas will face 29th seed Nik0loz Basilashvili, 29, Georgia, in QF on October 15, 2021. World No 36 Basilashvili beat 24th seed Karen Khachanov, 25, Russia, 6-4, 7-6 in Round of 16. Both the players fired 4 Aces each during the match. Tsitsipas won 3 break points in the match to 2 by the World No 29 Basilashvili. Both the players won 3 games each in a row during the match.
World No 4 Zverev thumped blanked 14th seed Gael Monfils, 35, France, 6-1, 6-3 in 62 minutes in Round of 16 winning 4 break points and 4 games in a row during the match. Zverev will face 31st seed Taylor Fritz, 23, USA, in QF on October 15, 2021. World No 39 Fritz beat 10th seed Jannik Sinner, 20, Italy, 6-4, 6-3 in Round of 16. Fritz won 5 break points during the match to 3 by World No 14 Sinner. The American hammered 6 Aces during the match to none by the Italian. Fritz won 8 games in a row during the match to 2 by Sinner.