Alcaraz invincible again for Tsitsipas at French Open

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Once again, Carlos Alcaraz’s obstacle was insurmountable for Stefanos Tsitsipas, with the Spaniard taking a 3-0 sets victory and advancing to the French Open semi-finals.

For the second year in a row, Alcaraz defeated Tsitsipas in straight sets in the quarter-finals.

In particular, the 21-year-old Spaniard prevailed 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-4 against the 25-year-old Greek tennis player and took the ticket to the semi-finals of Paris, closing a very big match with the new No.1 in the world ranking, Jannik Sinner.

Tsitsipas lost 9 of the first 12 games of the match, to find himself behind 3-6, 0-3 in less than 45 minutes. He started to find a rhythm in the second set and finally found the opportunity to come back and reduce to 4-3.

The Greek then erased a break point to hold his serve, made it 4-4 and turned the second set into a battle. But everything he built up was derailed by a poor tie-break where Alcaraz avoided mistakes, was more consistent and prevailed 7-3 to win the second set as well.

In the third set, Tsitsipas started for the first time without being behind from the beginning, but again a bad moment was enough to take him out again. Having a poor service game, the 25-year-old Greek single-handedly put his opponent in the game from 30-0 down and finally lost 4 straight points – 2 of them on double faults – to break and find himself 3- 4.

Alcaraz came back from 0-15 in the 8th game and from 0-30 in the 10th, to successfully defend his serve in his next 2 service games and reach 6-4, “sealing” qualification to the semi-finals in 2 hours and 15 minutes of competition.

Tsitsipas, on the other hand, ends his course at the French Open and next Monday he will lose two places in the world rankings, again leaving the Top 10 (No.11).

Source: tennisnews.gr

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