Surprise in Stuttgart: Murray eliminates Tsitsipas, Medvedev in the semifinals in the Netherlands

The Scotsman saves a set point against the Top 5 then closes 7-6 (4) 6-3, securing the semifinals. In s’-Hertogenbosch the Russian favorite gets rid of Ivashka in two sets

Andy Murray, old fox. In the quarter-finals of the ATP 250 in Stuttgart the bang comes and it is the Scottish ex n.1 in the world, who in an hour and 40 minutes got rid of the talented Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, first seed of the ‘event. “In the first set my opponent served incredibly”, Murray’s hot analysis, who during the first part of the game even managed to save a set point, eliminating the twenty-three year old with a score of 7-6 (4 ) 6-3. “I felt I had very little chance but when he created chances on my serve I managed to hold on,” he continued the three-time Grand Slam champion. “I played a really solid tie-break and in the second set, once the trading started, I felt like I was leading the game. It was a good performance ”. For Murray this is the first win against a Top 5 since 2016, his best year in his career with the historic # 1 achieved. In the semifinal for him there will be Nick Kyrgios, returning after having given up the season on clay. After winning the first partial in the tie-break, the Australian benefited from the withdrawal of Marton Fucsovics at 3-0 in the second set. The other semi-final of the Boss Open will see, instead, the blue Matteo Berrettini – protagonist in the derby with Lorenzo Sonego in the morning – and the German Oscar Otte, who due to the withdrawal of Benjamin Bonzi did not have to take the field this one. today.

In the Netherlands

In the meantime he also decided the semi-finals of the ATP 250 tournament in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, where the march of the favorites towards the final proceeds without particular surprises. In the upper part of the draw the n.1 of the seed Daniil Medvedev overcomes the Belarusian Ivashka in two sets with the score of 7-6 (8) 6-4, matured in an hour and 51 minutes of play. Tomorrow he will face the French Adrian Mannarino, who in the second match staged on Field 1 defeated the American Next Gen Brandon Nakashima (6-7 6-1 6-4) in a comeback. The second favorite of the event, Felix Auger Aliassime, also advances, victorious in the minimum of partials against the Russian n.5 of the Karen Khachanov draw, at the end of two hours and 30 minutes of competition for 7-6 (5) 6-4. In the next round for the Canadian starlet there will be the outsider Tim Van Rijthoven, coming from the qualifiers, who defeated the French Gaston 7-6 (2) 6-4.

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