Stefanos Tsitsipas was in a league of his own on Tuesday evening as he stormed past Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6(3), 7-5 to book a place in the Roland Garros.
In what was only his second win over the Russian in his career, the Greek put on a masterclass in an empty Court Philippe Chatrier to win through to the last four at Roland Garros.
It was a quite brilliant display from the fifth seed and, even though Medvedev never had the ascendancy, Tsitsipas simply did not afford him any opportunities to get a foothold in the match.
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“I’m playing good, and I think if I keep repeating the process, keep repeating the everyday hustle that I put, for sure there’s going to be a reward, and why not,” Tsitsipas said.
Tsitsipas, 22, faces German sixth seed Alexander Zverev in the last four.
Zverev advanced to the last four for the first time with a 6-4 6-1 6-1 win over Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who later said he had been hampered by a back injury.
Like Tsitsipas, Zverev is also aiming to win his first Grand Slam by lifting the title in Paris on Sunday.
“It is very nice to be in the semi-finals but just being there doesn’t satisfy me,” Zverev, 24, said.
“I am playing pretty OK and hope to play the same way – and even better – in the semi-finals.”