Alexander Sverev meets Stephenos Tsitsipas in the semifinals of the French Open on Friday. The 22-year-old Greek beat Russian world number two Daniel Medvedev 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 3), 7: 5 on Tuesday evening and is in the semifinals in Paris last year. Chitsipas used his first match ball after 2:19 p.m. Sverev previously defeated Spaniard Alejandro Davydovic Fokina 6: 4, 6: 1, 6: 1. The German number one tennis player wanted to watch the match between the two arch-rivals on television. “I’ll come with popcorn,” Sverev said as soon as his match was over.
This will be the fourth entry to the Grand Slam semifinals for Chitsibas – after last year’s French Open and Australian Open in February, Greece will now finish its third semifinal in a row. However, Chitsipas has not yet reached the final. If Novak Djokovic had not reached the final at the same time, world number two Daniel Medvedev of Russia could have topped the world rankings with the final in Paris.
Stephanos Tsitsipas’ record against Alexander Sverev speaks against Germany: Cidipas defeated Sverev five times on the ATP tour, and Sverev won only twice in a straight fight. The two have never met in a Grand Slam match – this year Agave Pulko won the final fight in the final at 6: 4 and 7: 6. Hamburger now wants to repeat this success.