A serious start for the Greek, who was able to tame an interesting Jérémy Chardy for a set and a half. The Frenchman played the blow, and had two set points in the first set, before gradually giving way.
The Greek serves hard to the T, concludes by pushing the ball to the other side of the net far from Chardy who dropped the case.
The Frenchman unlocks his counter in this set by countering the return full center of Tsitsipas.
The two men are at the net, Chardy tries to slip a forehand passing which catches the board.
Chardy goes up to the net and lands a nice volley of forehand at the end of the racket out of reach of Tsitsipas.
Chardy tries to dictate the rally in backhand but makes a mistake by accelerating along the line.
Chardy is no longer there and sends his second racquet into the net, almost in spite. Double break for Tsitsipas.
Tsitsipas lures Chardy to the net and passes over the man. The French can not get away, two double break points now for the Greek.
Chardy is struggling now. The Frenchman shifts in forehand on the domed return of Tsitsipas and completely unscrews.
Chardy offers the break on a forehand that stays in the net and screams his frustration.
Tsitsipas attacks Chardy on the backhand, the Frenchman does not hold his defense slice. Entry break point for the Greek.