Stefanos Tsitsipas joins Daniil Medvedev in Cincinnati semis

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Stefanos Tsitsipas joins Daniil Medvedev in Cincinnati semis

And finally, after more than two hours of play, and as the third set entered decisive moments, Stefanos Tsitsipas had an opportunity on John Isner’s serve. The Greek then managed to deliver the first ball of the American and saw his opponent commit a big mistake in the forehand. This break, Tsitsipas greeted him with a cry of rage as he knew he would be decisive. He validated it in stride by winning his service and winning the match (7-6 [5]5-7, 6-3).

To afford another semi-final in Cincinnati – it will be against Daniil Medvedev – the world No. 7 had to fight and recover from the loss of the second set. He was in control at the time. If he had not offered himself any opportunity on the service of the American giant, he had managed to perfectly lock his own service games. And then, his concentration slackened a bit at the end of the second set and he gave up three chances. On the third, his defenses cracked and he lost the second set behind.

Enraged, as the work done so far was perfect, with a very clean first set, an interruption in the heart of the tie-break due to the well-digested rain, and an Isner who cracked first in this decisive game. But when he saw the American picking up a set everywhere, Tsitsipas knew how to keep his patterns of play, breaking the opposing legs with very short balls. It ended up paying since Isner went wrong in the forehand, like the game where he gave up his serve. The Greek, he can celebrate a new half in Cincinnati.


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