Tsitsipas contained Isner and met Medvedev in the semifinals


the greek Stefanos Tsitsipasfourth seed, won this Friday 7-6(5), 5-7, 6-3 against the American John Isner and qualified for the semifinals of Cincinnati Masters 1,000where he will face the Russian Daniel Medvedevnumber 1 in the world.

Tsitsipas reached the semifinals of Cincinnati for the third time in a row, where he will fight to reach the final after being denied by the Canadian. milos raonicin 2020, and the German Alexander Zverevin 2021.

The Greek player needed two hours and thirty minutes to defeat an Isner who became the oldest quarterfinalist in the history of the tournament, at the age of 37.

The American, with her powerful serve, was a finalist at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in 2013 and often plays high-level tennis in Cincinnati.

But Tsitsipas, this year’s champion in Monte Carlo and Mallorca, managed to beat him for the fifth time in seven matches and reach his fourth Masters 1,000 semifinals after Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome, when he was a finalist.

The Greek now awaits Medvedev, who knocked out American Taylor Fritz to reach his first 1,000th semi-final of the season.

The Russian, champion two weeks ago in Los Cabos and winner in Cincinnati in 2019, confirmed himself as unstoppable against American rivals and extended his streak against them to thirteen.

He hit 18 service winners to topple Fritz, this year’s Indian Wells champion, in one hour and 37 minutes.

On the other side of the table, Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, number four in the world and third seeded, will face British Cameron Norrie, while Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime will face Croatian Borna Coric.

Source: La Verdad


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