Stefanos Tsitsipas suffers shock first-round loss to Daniel Galán at US Open
Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered a shock first-round loss on Sunday afternoon as he shot a 6-4, 7-5 loss at the U.S. Open to Daniel Galán.
The two players shared the first set after both started with a break. Tsitsipas rallied after breaking free and served for a 6-4 lead to begin the second set.
Galán, who defeated Tsitsipas in Indian Wells in February, broke Tsitsipas’s serve three times in the opening game of the second set. Tsitsipas tried to rally after breaking Galán’s serve but Galán broke the Bulgarian’s serve.
Tsitsipas rallied in the third game before Galán broke him for the win. Tsitsipas served for a 5-4 lead. Galán held and Tsitsipas broke with a double fault. Galán held on to seal the victory.
At the start of the fourth set, Galgan jumped out to 5-3 lead. The game remained tied throughout the set as Tsitsipas struggled to get out of his chair. He served for a 6-4 lead in the second game of the fourth set. Tsitsipas served for a break in game three and served for a break in the second game of the fourth set. He broke Galgan’s serve and served for a love game. Galgan held and Tsitsipas won when he won a side point with a drop. Galgan took the next two games to tie things at 5-5.
Both players went up a break in the final game of the fourth set but Tsitsipas held. The two players traded the next five games before Tsitsipas won the final game of the fifth set.
The final score was 6-4, 6-4.
For Tsitsipas, who is looking to win his first Grand Slam title, it was just the second title of his career. He lost in the first round of the 2014 Australian Open.
The fourth-seeded Galgan broke Tsitsipas’s serve in both the first and second sets. Galgan got the