The Greek God, Stefanos Tsitsipas won his French Open 2020 quarterfinals match against Andrey Rublev as he makes his way into Roland Garros‘ maiden semi-finals. Tsitsipas won 7-5,6-2,6-3 as the Russian won no sets. Ten days ago, Rublev beat Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the Hamburg European Open final.
The duo were fighting to seek a berth against the winner of Novak Djokovic and Pablo Carreno-Busta. The 15th seed fell against the 5th seed in straight sets. In less than an hour, Tsitsipas won the opening set and the next two came in quick succession. Before the match could hit the two-hour mark, Tsitsipas won with a forehand volley aimed in the open court.
Stefanos wins first set
Tsitsipas was trailing 3-5 in the opening set as Rublev held three points of the set. However, Tsitsipas grew in confidence to break back and was handed the 48-minute first set. This was the first time that Tsitsipas had won a first set against Rublev.
Tsitsipas won five straight games from 3-5 in the first set to 1-0 in the second set. He held the momentum and broke for a 4-2 advantage in the second set. The fifth seed, continued to draw Rublev to the net, and the Russian buckled under the pressure at 2-5, losing his serve for the fourth time when he hit a backhand long. Stefanos Tsitsipas sealed the second set 6-2.
The final set sealed as the Greek broke Rublev again to win 7-5,6-2,6-3. He will now play the 2016 champion and world no.1 Novak Djokovic or Pablo Carreno Busta next.