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Tsitsipas kicks Federer out of the Top 5

As in his earlier match, Stefanos Tsitsipas nonetheless wanted three units to get via to Rotterdam. He beat Karen Khachanov and can face Andrey Rublev or Jérémy Chardy in the semifinals.

The accession of Stefanos Tsitsipas to the final 4 of the Rotterdam match, the place he’s the No. 2 seed, is not going to have been a protracted quiet river! The Greek (sixth world), after struggling towards Egor Gerasimov (7-6, 7-5) then dropping a set towards Hubert Hurkacz, nonetheless wanted three units to beat Karen Khachanov (21st): 4-6 , 6-3, 7-5 in 2h43. Each gamers weren’t in nice form on serve, with 4 breaks conceded by the Greek and 5 by the Russian.

Tsitsipas misplaced the first set by breaking twice in a row after main 2-0. However he turned issues round properly, main 5-Zero in the second set. Khachanov may solely erase one of his late breaks, so all of it got here all the way down to the third set. A set that the Russian began in the greatest means by main 3-1, however the Greek got here again instantly, and signed the decisive break at 5-5, earlier than concluding with out trembling. This victory permits him to achieve the final 4, but additionally to climb just about to fifth place in the world, to the detriment of Roger Federer, who shall be discovered subsequent week in Doha (Tsitsipas shall be in Marseille)

ROTTERDAM (Netherlands, ATP 500, arduous indoor, € 1,117,900)
Title holder: Gaël Monfils (FRA)

Coric (CRO) – Nishikori (JAP)
Paul (USA) – Fucsovics (HON, Q)
Chardy (FRA, Q) – Rublev (RUS, n ° 4)
Tsitsipas (GRE, n ° 2) beats Khachanov (RUS): 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Spherical of 16
Coric (CRO) beats Lajovic (SER): 6-3, 6-2
Nishikori (JAP) beats De Minaur (AUS): 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Paul (USA) beats Bublik (KAZ): 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-1
Fucsovics (HON, Q) beats Davidovich Fokina (ESP): 6-3, 6-2

Chardy (FRA, Q) beats Goffin (BEL, n ° 6): 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5)
Rublev (RUS, n ° 4) beats Murray (GBR, WC): 7-5, 6-2
Khachanov (RUS) beats Norrie (GBR, Q): 6-2, 6-2
Tsitsipas (GRE, n ° 2) beats Hurkacz (POL): 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

1st spherical
Lajovic (SER) beats Medvedev (RUS, # 1): 7-6 (4), 6-4
Coric (CRO) beats Van de Zandschulp (PBS, WC): 6-4, 7-6 (4)
From Minaur (AUS) beats Millman (AUS): 6-1, 6-4
Nishikori (JAP) beats Auger-Aliassime (CAN, n ° 7): 7-6 (4), 6-1

Bublik (KAZ) beats A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 3, WC): 7-5, 6-3
Paul (USA) beats Sonego (ITA): 6-4, 7-6 (7)
Fucsovics (HON, Q) beats Opelka (USA): 7-6 (2), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4)
Davidovich Fokina (ESP) beats Bautista Agut (ESP, n ° 5): 6-2, 7-6 (3)

Goffin (BEL, n ° 6) beats Struff (ALL): 6-4, 6-0
Chardy (FRA, Q) beats Humbert (FRA): 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7) 6 (4)
Murray (GBR, WC) beats Haase (PBS, WC): 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3
Rublev (RUS, n ° 4) beats Giron (USA, Q): 7-6 (1), 6-3

Khachanov (RUS) beats Wawrinka (SUI, n ° 8): 6-4, 7-5
Norrie (GBR, Q) def. Basilashvili (GEO): 6-0, 6-3
Hurkacz (POL) beats Mannarino (FRA): 6-3, 7-6 (6)
Tsitsipas (GRE, n ° 2) beats Gerasimov (BIE): 7-6 (4), 7-5

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