LIVE results of Australian Open 2023, day 10

Australian tennis great Wally Masur believes Stefanos Tsitsipas is capable of a grand slam title after his “rare” performance in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Tsitsipas dispatched Jiri Lehecka 6-3 7-6 6-4 in Tuesday’s quarter-finals, with Masur particularly impressed with how the Greek star finished the second set.

“That tie, Tsitsipas just went up another or five,” Masur said on Stan Sport. Grand Slam Daily.

“It was one of the best ties I’ve ever seen, the cleanest ball striking I’ve ever seen in a tie. He completely covered the match at that point.

“The parity was out of this world. He was on the red line and executing – that’s rare.

“Normally when you’re on the red line, you make one, you miss one – it’s a bit of success. He showed us his quality.”

Tsitsipas’ biggest weapons are his serve and forehand and he has emerged as the biggest title threat to Novak Djokovic.

The 24-year-old is yet to win a grand slam, with the 2021 Roland-Garros final his best performance to date.

Tsitsipas also reached four Australian Open semifinals in front of adoring crowds.

“Great first serves, he hunts forehands from the second ball and his execution was perfect,” Masur said of his quarterfinal performance.

“He did it in himself. But when he needed that moment, he had the tools and that’s what the great players do.

“And I think to win a major — and he hasn’t done it yet, he’s come close, but I think to win a major, you’ve got to have those tools.”

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