Stefanos Tsitsipas through to Hamburg semi-finals

Greek seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has beaten Dusan Lajovic in straight sets to reach the Hamburg European Open semi-finals.

The 22-year-old recovered from 5-3 down in a first-set tie-break to win 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 in 1 hour and 38 minutes.

“It was a perfect day; sunny, good people, good atmosphere and good clay,” Tsitsipas said in the post-match on-court interview.

“Dusan is a difficult opponent to play on clay, with a lot of spin and variation in his shots. I think I had to do something extra for the victory today. I will keep working hard,” he added.

Tsitsipas will now face Chile’s Cristian Garin.

The other semifinal will pit Andrey Rublev against Casper Ruud.