Stefanos Tsitsipas overcame a critical examination from Andrey Rublev on the Mut ua Madrid Open on Friday, clinching a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory within the Spanish capital to succeed in a tenth ATP Masters semi-final.
Tsitsipas who completed strongest in a one-hour, 59-minute encounter as he avenged defeat within the pair’s most up-to-date assembly on the Nitto ATP Finals in November.
Tsitsipas got here out firing on serve and took the primary set courtesy of a break within the second sport of the match.
The Greek dropped simply six factors on serve behind his supply within the set however was aided by a sluggish begin from Rublev, who confirmed his frustration as he struggled to land his trademark booming groundstrokes.
As he did towards Jack Draper and Daniel Evans in his earlier matches, Rublev discovered a strategy to reset after a sluggish begin and he discovered his groove to storm again into the match in spectacular fashion.
Rublev reeled off 4 video games in a row from 2-2 within the second set as he started to showcase the kind of brutal forehand hitting that took him to an eleventh tour-level title in Belgrade two weeks in the past.
MMOPEN ATP Next Up Semifinals:
Novak Djokovic v Carlos Alcaraz
Stefanos Tsitsipas v Alexander Zverev