Stefanos Tsitsipas downs Jannik Sinner for the Rome semifinals

Stefanos Tsitsipashad to work really hard to defeat native Jannik Sinner and move on to the Rome semifinals 7-6(5) 6-2.

It was a very interesting match between Stefanos Tsisipas and Jannik Sinner as the first set delivered quite a bit of good tennis. Both had moments of brilliance, both had moments of not so very good tennis but overall the first set proved to be superb. The 2nd set less so as Sinner dropped off a cliff with Tsitsipas finding more and more solutions to his game.

The Greek took an early 3-0 lead as Sinner took time to adjust to the conditions and everything else. After finally doing so, he broke back and made it 3-3. Tsitsipas did not complicate matters and he kept playing well taking a 4-3 lead but failed to break Sinner despite having a break point. In the tiebreak Sinner risked quite a bit and his gamble did not pay off.

Tsitsipa was able to escape with a 7-5 lead. The Greek player also served a bite better than his opponent and that gave him a crucial advantage in close rallies. The 2nd set proved that as Tsitsipas separated himself from his opponent by keeping a high level which Sinner was not able to do. Tsitsipas cruised to a 6-2 finish hitting almost 10 more winners than Sinner a committing 6 errors less.

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