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Italian Open Quarterfinals LIVE: Fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas thrashes Jannik Sinner to set up clash with Alexander Zverev in semifinal

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Italian Open Quarterfinals LIVE: Stefanos Tsitsipas stood up and delivered Friday at the Italian Open overcoming Italian Jannik Sinner and a raucous home crowd to reach the semi-finals in Rome for the second time. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates

Italian Open Quarterfinals LIVE: Fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas thrashes Jannik Sinner to set up clash with Alexander Zverev in semifinal

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In front of vocal fans on centre court, the Greek kept his composure as he demonstrated great footwork to dictate with his forehand and move past the 20-year-old 7-6(5), 6-2 in two hours and 24 minutes.

“I am happy things turned out well. It was a great day at the office,” Tsitsipas said in his on-court interview. “I was able to really step it up in the second set and I think the most important part was that first set tie-break. I really went for it when I had to. I didn’t overthink or hesitate and that paid off in the end.”

Tsitsipas will next meet Alexander Zverev after the German downed Cristian Garin 7-5, 6-2. It will be the third time this season that they have played in the semi-finals at a clay-court ATP Masters 1000 event, with the Greek defeating the German en route to the title in Monte Carlo, before Zverev gained revenge in Madrid last week.

“We have similar game styles but he is one of the most difficult players to play against on the Tour,” Tsitsipas said when looking ahead to his match against Zverev. “I have a lot of respect for him. He has achieved a lot so far and I try and look up to him with the things he has achieved.”

Italian Open Quarterfinals LIVE: Fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas thrashes Jannik Sinner to set up clash with Alexander Zverev in semifinal

 

 

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