Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Terrific Tsitsipas reaches Australian Open semifinals

Terrific Tsitsipas reaches Australian Open semifinals

Stefanos Tsitsipas stormed into his third Australian Open semi-final with a blistering straight-sets

victory over Jannik Sinner on Wednesday, reports AFP. The Greek fourth seed played his best tennis yet in the year’s opening major to romp past the 11th-seeded Italian 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in 2hr 6min and into a

semi-final against either Daniil Medvedev or Felix Auger-Aliassime. It was a most impressive

performance from the world number four who grasped control of the quarter-final on Rod Laver Arena with a break in Sinner’s opening service game and did not relinquish his firm grip. “My humility helped a lot today, I knew I was going out on the court to face a very good player,” Tsitsipas said. Not even a rain interruption which forced the stadium roof to be closed and change match conditions early in the

second set stopped the Tsitsipas momentum. Last year’s French Open finalist regained his timing and hit the ball majestically, reeling off 30 winners -- 17 on his forehand -- and breaking Sinner’s serve four times. Tsitsipas has reached the semi-finals twice before in Melbourne and became the first Greek

player to reach a major final when he lost to Novak Djokovic in last year’s French Open.