FRENCH OPEN 2021: STEFANOS TSITSIPAS BEATS DANIIL MEDVEDEV & FACES ALEXANDER ZVEREV

June 9, 2021

GREEK FIFTH SEED, STEFANOS TSITSIPAS, SHOWED HIS SUPERIOR CLAY-COURT QUALITY AGAINST RUSSIAN RIVAL DANIIL MEDVEDEV, TO REACH THE FRENCH OPEN SEMI-FINALS.


MEDVEDEV OPTED FOR AN UNDERARM SERVE ON MATCH POINT - WHICH TSITSIPAS DUBBED "A VERY MILLENNIAL SHOT" AFTER PUTTING IT AWAY TO SEAL A 6-3 7-6 7-5 WIN.


IT ENDED MEDVEDEV'S SURPRISINGLY DEEP RUN ON CLAY AND PUT TSITSIPAS INTO A THIRD STRAIGHT GRAND SLAM SEMI-FINAL.


TSITSIPAS, AGED 22, FACES GERMAN SIXTH SEED ALEXANDER ZVEREV IN THE LAST FOUR.


ZVEREV ADVANCED TO THE LAST FOUR FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH A 6-4 6-1 6-1 WIN OVER SPAIN'S ALEJANDRO DAVIDOVICH FOKINA, WHO LATER SAID HE HAD BEEN HAMPERED BY A BACK INJURY.