Dominic Thiem in the semi-final – La Liberté

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18.11.2020

Tennis » The Austrian, who beat Rafael Nadal, is already qualified for the last four of the Masters. He also benefits from Stefanos Tsitsipas’ victory over Andrey Rublev.

Dominic Thiem (photo Keystone) is the first to qualify for the London Masters semi-finals. Stefanos Tsitsipas’ success against Andrey Rublev secured the Austrian his place in the last four. With his two victories over Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem will play without any pressure tomorrow against Rublev. On the other hand, the clash between Tsitsipas and Nadal will be like a real quarter-final.

Title holder, Stefano Tsitsipas came back from afar against Rublev whom he finally beat 1-6 6-4 7-6 (8/6). The Russian, in fact, benefited from a match point at 6/5 in the decisive game of the third set which he had to overuse in the worst possible way: he committed his second double fault of the evening on the point that was to give him a first victory in the Masters and fully revive him in the fight for a qualification in the last four.

Before coming close to the correctional, Stefanos Tsitsipas had made a perfect start. The Greek took the first set in less than 20 minutes. At 3-3 15-40 in the second set, he had, it seems, done the hardest. But Rublev could save those two break points before stealing his opponent’s service at 5-4. Against all expectations, there was in the end a real match when we left for a lone rider. ats

results and ranking

London. ATP Masters ($ 5.7 million, indoor). “London 2020” group. 2nd day of the round robin: Dominic Thiem (AUT / 3) bat Rafael Nadal (ESP / 2) 7-6 (9/7) 7-6 (7/4). Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE / 5) bat Andrey Rublev (RUS / 7) 6-1 4-6 7-6 (8/6). Ranking (2 matches): 1. Thiem 2 wins (4-1). 2. Nadal 1 (2-2). 3. Tsitsipas 1 (3-3). 4. Andrey Rublev 0 (1-4). Thiem in the semi-finals.

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