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Tsitsipas through to Hamburg semi-finals

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Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has beaten Dusan Lajovic in straight sets to reach the Hamburg European Open semi-finals.

The 22-year-old, world No.6 recovered from 5-3 down in a first-set tie-break to win 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 in an hour and 38 minutes.

“It was a perfect day; sunny, good people, good atmosphere and good clay,” said Tsitsipas on court.

“Dusan is a difficult opponent to play on clay, with a lot of spin and variation in his shots. I think I had to do something extra for the victory today. I will keep working hard.”

 Stefanos Tsitsipas is through to the semi-finals of the European Open in Hamburg. Photo: Getty Images

Tsitsipas will face Chile’s Cristian Garin, who was a 3-6 6-4 6-4 winner over Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan, in the last four.

The second semi-final will see Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut take on Casper Ruud.

Fourth seeded Spaniard Bautista Agut beat Andrey Rublev, seeded fifth, 6-2 7-5, while Norwegian world No. 30 Ruud saw off Ugo Humbert 7-5 3-6 6-1.

Australian Associated Press

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