Tsitsipas rolls over Medvedev to set up French Open semi-final with Zverev

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  • Fifth seed beats second seed 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-5
  • Zverev outclasses Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4, 6-1, 6-1

Stefanos Tsitsipas continues to play some of the best tennis of his life. For the third consecutive major tournament he will compete for a spot in his maiden final after defeating Daniil Medvedev, the second seed, 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-5. Tsitsipas, the fifth seed, will face another contemporary and rival, Alexander Zverev, in his second French Open semi-final.

What a difference the surface makes. Away from clay, Medvedev is an extremely difficult match-up for Tsitsipas and he held a 6-1 record as they entered the court. The Greek has historically struggled to hit through Medvedev’s immense defence on hard courts, his sole victory came against a tired opponent on the fast indoor courts of the 2019 ATP Finals in London. But this was a rare example of Tsitsipas welcoming Medvedev to his surface.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jun/08/alexander-zverev-eases-past-davidovic-fokina-and-into-french-open-last-four under the title “Tsitsipas rolls over Medvedev to set up French Open semi-final with Zverev”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.