Greece’s two major tennis players have secured their spots in round three of the US Open.
Day three of the Open saw Stefanos Tsitsipas take out American Maxime Cressy in a straight-sets win.
The No. 4 was not given an easy win as Cressy dealt out some hard serves, 21 of them aces.
Tsitsipas said his opponent’s game play was tricky to get used to in a post match interview.
“His game is very difficult to read. He has a very good serve-and-volley game. You don’t get to play against those players very often. You have to adjust,” he said.
In the end the 22-year-old prevailed 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 and will make his way to round three of the US Open in his career.
Tsitsipas will play Croatian Boran Coric on Saturday.
On day four of the tournament, No. 15 Maria Sakkari beat out unseeded Croatian-born American Bernarda Pera.
The game started off rocky for the 25-year-old, as Pera commanded the court in the first set ending on a 2-6 win.
Sakkari finally got a feel for Pera and brought her A-Game with her powerful back court play.
The Greek won 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, finishing off the game with an ace to seal the win.
Sakkari will be going up against American No. 22 Amanda Anisimova on Sunday.