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Day one of the men's quarter-finals - Tsitsipas forces Medvedev to his knees and now calls for Zverev - sport

Day one of the men’s quarter-finals – Tsitsipas forces Medvedev to his knees and now calls for Zverev – sport


Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Daniil Medvedev in the French Open quarter-finals 6:3, 7:6, 7:5. Alexander Zverev is waiting in the semi-finals.

Tuesday’s Quarterfinals:

  • Daniel Meduedo (ATP 2) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP 5) 3:6, 6:7 (3:7), 5:7
  • Alexander Zverev (ATP 6) – Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ATP 46) 6:4, 6:1, 6:1

5 months ago, Stefanos Tsitsipas clearly lost to Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Now the Greek made it better in his second Grand Slam tournament of the year. After 2:19 hours, Tsitsipas won the French Open quarter-finals 6:3, 7:6 and 7:5.

The end was difficult: Medvedev tried to surprise his opponent with a sending from below – the first and only in the whole match. But Tsitsipas, despite the very intense gatherings, still afloat at the speed of an arrow, ran into the ball and pushed it past the Russian.

Medvedev misses a lot of chances

Medvedev can’t blame himself too much after the quarter-finals. The skinny world number two was able to keep up with Tsitsipas over long runs, especially from the second round. But in crucial moments, the Greeks often kept the better end to themselves. This can also be seen in the broken chance statistics used. While Medvedev was only able to use 2 of his 8 chances, Tsitsipas used 4 of his 7 break balls.

Semi-final duel against Zverev

If Tsitsipas wants to reach the final at Roland Garros for the first time, he still has to get Alexander Zverev off the road. For the German, she worked on the sixth attempt on the main field of the French Open for the first time by qualifying for the semi-finals. The world number 6 has never had any problems with Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ATP 46). The Spanish surprise man faced a very dark day in the biggest match of his football career. Just 96 minutes later, Zverev used his first match point to score 6:4, 6:1, 6:1.

Only in the first round Davidovich Fokina managed to make the game more interesting. The 21-year-old advanced twice with a break, but immediately regained his lead. Zverev then made the fourth and decisive breakthrough in the starting area with a score of 5:4. While the German was able to improve as a result, Davidovich Fokina did nothing more. In the entire game, the Spaniard won only 3 out of 12 service games.

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