After a smooth run in the group stage when the Greek conceded just 1 set in 3 matches, the world no.15 had to work hard in the semifinal against the 2017 Next Gen runner-up Andrei Rublev. After exchanging the first 4 sets, Stefanos and Andrei ended up playing the decisive tiebreak. Eventually, it was the Greek to find the solution to win the match 4-3 (3) 3-4 (5) 4-0 2-4 4-3 (2).
After the match, Stefanos commented
“You feel great after winning such matches because there has been a lot of effort. We have been hours on the court fighting, wanting that win. The one that gets it at the end, I think, is the happiest person on earth. I’m very satisfied.”
Alex had a very similar run to Stefanos’. After winning all matches t group stage level, he had to battle hard in the semifinal against Jamie Munar to win only in 5 sets 3-4 (5) 4-1 4-1 3-4 (4) 4-2.
Stefanos and Alex are going to play on Saturday at 9 pm. The head to head is 2-0 for the Greek that has recently defeated the Australian in October in the Tokyo 2nd round 6-3 5-7 6-1.
[su_button url=”https://tennistonic.com/head-to-head-compare/?Stefanos-Tsitsipas-Vs-Alex-De-Minaur” background=”#ef862d” size=”6″ wide=”yes” icon=”icon: bar-chart”]See H2H details — > matches[/su_button]
READY FOR THE FINAL?
|Embed from Getty Images|