Stefanos Tsitsipas has proceeded with his promising season, defeating the in-form Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-1 6-4 to advance to the semi-finals of the Canadian Open in Toronto.
The No. Three seed from Greece jumped out to an early 5-Zero lead, profitable 2-of-Three break factors and 84 per cent of his service characteristics in a rapid 23-minute first set.
Ruud, the event’s No. 6 seed, battled again within the second, holding serve and preserving tempo along with his opponent’s repeated drop pictures till Tsitsipas lastly broke him with a shot down the road to take a 5-Four lead.
Tsitsipas finished off the one hour, 14-minute match with an ace, his eighth of the day.
“It is extremely good to see myself carry out at this degree,” enthused Tsitsipas in an on-court interview. “I used to be sticking near the baseline and coming in, taking the ball early.