Stefanos Tsitsipas broke more than a spell tonight and, for the fourth time in his career, the second in a row at the Roland Garros, he reached the semi-finals in a Grand Slam tournament. The Greek tennis player had beaten Daniil Medvedev only once, at the ATP Finals 2019, in the total seven games played and had only taken home one of the last eight games played against a top 5, the last at the Australian Open 2021 against Rafael Nadal.
Both had never lost a quarter-final at Grand Slam level and it was up to Medvedev to stop this impressive statistic. The current number five in the world was flawless in the first set and dominated his duty. Suffice it to say that he only lost four points in total in batting: three with the first, one with the second.
After three interlocutors games, in which the two tennis players studied and analyzed each other, Tsitsipas also increased the pace in response and thundered Medvedev with a straight counterattack on the first break point of the dispute.
The Greek then threw a set point to the winds in the ninth game by sending a comfortable response over the baseline, but then closed without problems at 6-3.
Roland Garros 2021: Tsistipas and Zverev in semifinals
After the clear success at Flushing Meadows in 2020, Alexander Zverev beats Alejandro Davidovich Fokina with a very similar score also in Paris in 2021, with the final score of 6-4 6-1 6-1 at the threshold of two hours of play.
The Spanish tennis player does not find sufficiently good weapons to fight from the baseline and who suffers from the fatigue accumulated over the course of the four weekly commitments, relies on a completely random tactical project in an attempt not to offer points of reference.
So the German showed his improvements on clay-courts. Tamara Zidansek and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will, surprisingly, compete for a place in the final in Bois de Boulogne. The Slovenian tennis player, who had never even passed the second round cut in a Grand Slam tournament, in an indecipherable match with Paula Badosa, she does not take advantage of a set and a break advantage, but still manages to gather strength in the final rush and play the final two games in a practically perfect way, winning 7-5 4-6 8-6.
Anstasia Pavlyuchekova beats Elena Rybakina, good at recovering from 5-6 0-30 during the opening fraction and dominating the tie break. However, the Kazakh tennis player does not find enough good weapons to resist, despite her good performance against Serena Williams.