Stefanos Tsitsipas, the second seed, had to lift after Felix Auger-Aliassime saved two match points late in the second set. But the Greek did just that to post a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 win for his ninth semi-final of the season
Daniil Medvedev took quick revenge for his Olympic loss to Pablo Carreno Busta, with the top seed at the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters delivering a crushing 6-1, 6-1 verdict. Medvedev was knocked out of the men’s Olympic competition by Busta in the quarter-finals. Medvedev paid for an error-strewn display with a 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) loss.
But on Friday, the Russian World No. 2 had it all his way into the semi-finals with a 56-minute rout, which ended on the Spaniard’s double-fault. “I was feeling great during the match. In these conditions you try to win the match as fast as possible, especially against Carreno Busta, who can catch fire at any moment and start getting you into long rallies,” Medvedev said.
Medvedev, last week’s Toronto champion, won his eighth match in a row as he prepares for a final four contest against compatriot Andrey Rublev. Fourth seed Rublev defeated France’s Benoit Paire 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 with the Russian advancing to his fourth Masters 1000 quarter-final in six tournaments this season.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, the second seed, had to lift after Felix Auger-Aliassime saved two match points late in the second set. But the Greek did just that to post a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 win for his ninth semi-final of the season.
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