Greek vs Italian semi-final set up in Lyon

·

Stefanos Tsitsipas competed with great intensity on Friday to move within one step of the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon final.

The second-seeded Greek, who has compiled an ATP Tour-best 31 match wins on the season (31-8), did little wrong in a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in 66 minutes.

“It was a good match from my side, he was serving well,” said Tsitsipas.

“His game is a little unpredictable and he is one of the best left-handers out there. It’s never easy to construct the point and he is able to penetrate and play shots you don’t expect. I knew he was going to fight and not give up. I am pretty glad to have won.”

Tsitsipas put Nishioka under constant pressure, breaking courtesy of a backhand long for 4-2 in the first set, which ended after 31 minutes. Tsitsipas, who lost just eight of his service points (40/48), gained a 2-1 lead in the second set courtesy of another error and didn’t look back.

The World No. 5 will now face 19-year-old Italian Lorenzo Musetti. Musetti recovered from 2-5 down in the second set to claim a 6-3, 7-6(2) victory over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in one hour and 34 minutes.

Tsitsipas beat Musetti 6-1, 6-3 in the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC semi-finals two months ago.

Sourced By: ATP Tour

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Apostolos Papastamos breaks swimming record to win gold at European championship

Apostolos Papastamos scored a top-10 time in the world winning gold in the Men’s 400 individual medley at the 2024 European Championships.

Cyprus and the US launch strategic dialogue in historic moment

Cyprus and the United States declared on Monday that they will begin strategic dialogue to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Archbishop Makarios inaugurates independent living facility for seniors in Cairns

Archbishop Makarios of Australia inaugurated a new independent living facility for seniors in Cairns, North Queensland on Saturday, June 15.

From souvlaki to stories: Pipeworks Market transforms for Greek Festival

Sizzling souvlaki aromas mingled with the sounds of lively Greek music for the Greek Festival at Pipeworks Market in Thomastown, Victoria.

The Hellenic Collective: A new initiative for Greek Australian youth

On 7 June, over 120 people gathered to celebrate the launch of the Hellenic Collective of the Hellenic Studies Foundation.

You May Also Like

Hank Azaria says he will no longer voice Apu on ‘The Simpsons’

After 30 years as a controversial Indian-American character on "The Simpsons," Hank Azaria has announced he will no longer voice the thickly accented Apu...

Dr Voutos and Dr Keramianakis join ‘culturally inclusive’ medical health centre in Bankstown

Dr Peter Voutos and Dr Con Keramianakis join the 'culturally inclusive' Advanced Health Medical Centre in Bankstown.

Statue heads of Greek gods found in ancient city of Aizanoi in Turkey

The statuary heads of the mythological gods of Aphrodite and Dionysus have been unearthed in the ancient city of Aizanoi in western Turkey.