Stefanos Tsitsipas edges previous Hubert Hurkacz to arrange quarter-final conflict in opposition to Karen Khachanov in Rotterdam

Stefanos Tsitsipas edges previous Hubert Hurkacz to arrange quarter-final conflict in opposition to Karen Khachanov in Rotterdam

The Greek second seed dropped the second set however gained in a decent decider on his third match level, securing a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 victory.

Stefanos Tsitsipas edges past Hubert Hurkacz to set up quarter-final clash against Karen Khachanov in Rotterdam

File picture of Stefanos Tsitsipas. AP

Rotterdam: Stefanos Tsitsipas needed to dig deep to edge out Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on Thursday in three units to arrange a quarter-final in opposition to Karen Khachanov in Rotterdam.

The Greek second seed dropped the second set however gained in a decent decider on his third match level, securing a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 victory.

The 22-year-old Greek, who beat Rafael Nadal en path to the Australian Open semi-finals final month, will face Russia’s Khachanov on Friday for a semi-final spot.

Tsitsipas, taking part in his first ATP Tour occasion since dropping to Daniil Medvedev within the semis in Melbourne, clinched the opening set by breaking to like within the tenth sport.

He was pushed all the way in which by the spectacular Hurkacz, however regardless of squandering a match level in sport 10 of the third set, he sealed a last-eight spot two video games later.

The world quantity six is the favorite for the title, after the early exits of prime seed Medvedev and Alexander Zverev within the Netherlands.

Earlier on Thursday, Zverev’s conqueror Alexander Bublik misplaced 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-1 to American Tommy Paul.

Frenchman Jeremy Chardy ended David Goffin’s hopes of back-to-back ATP titles with a 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5) win.

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