Stefanos Chichipas vs. Yiri Lehetska at Indian Wells’ “16”

He did not face a particular problem against Francis Tiafos, passed to Indian Wells’ “16” and will face Yiri Lehetska, for a position in the quarterfinals in the ATP 1000s tournament. Stephen Chichipas qualified for the Indian Wells’ “16” as he easily defeated American Francis Tiafos (No. 18) by 6–3 and 6–3 within 79 minutes, thus securing qualification in the 4th round of the tournament in California. The Greek champion (No 11 of the world) in the next round will face Yiri Lehetska tomorrow, who overturned the prognostics by defeating Andrei Rublev. The 22-year-old Czech, No. 32 of the world ranking, performed an impressive appearance and prevailed 6–4, 6–4 of the Russian, No. 5 of the dashboard, only in 73 minutes. Lehetska and Chichipas will compete for the third time in their careers, with the Greek having won both previous games, in 2022 at Rotterdam (2-1) and 2023 at the Australian Open (3–0).