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Tsitsipas to fulfill Rublev in Rotterdam semis


ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Stefanos Tsitsipas recovered from a break down within the deciding set to beat Karen Khachanov and attain the semifinals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Match on Friday.

The No. 2 seed was 3-1 down within the third earlier than breaking again and beating Khachanov 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Tsitsipas is searching for his first tour title since February 2020.

His win arrange a semifinal in opposition to fourth-seeded Andrey Rublev, who was pushed arduous by qualifier Jeremy Chardy in a 7-6 (2), 6-7 (2), 6-4 win.

Chardy saved two match factors at 6-5 down within the second set. Within the decider, Rublev sealed the win together with his fifteenth ace on his fourth match level. Rublev is aiming to achieve his first closing of 2021 after going 5-0 in tour finals final yr.

Within the different half of the draw, Borna Coric or Kei Nishikori will play Tommy Paul or Marton Fucsovics within the semifinals.