Stephanos Tsitsipas ended Britain’s Daniel Evans’ participation in the ATP Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo in the semi-finals, beating Hubert Horkacz and Serb Novak Djokovic 6: 2, 6: 1. The Greek tennis player will play Russian Andre Rublev.
Ranking 33rd in the world ranking, Evans achieved unexpected success in the prestigious event held on dirt courts in Monaco (prize pool 2.082 million euros), with a lifetime of success. Horkac was ranked 13th in the second round, and in the next round he tackled the ATP list leader, Djokovic. And he did not stop there, because he eliminated Belgian David Goffin in the quarter-finals (11). Tsitsipas, who performed with “The Four”, turned out to be a very difficult obstacle for him.
The second semifinals were more compact. Rublev (sixth) beat world racket No. 27, Norwegian Kasper Ruud 6: 3, 7: 5. The Russian made a surprise the day before, beating the Spanish king of clay courts, Rafael Nadal (third), the 11-time winner in this competition.
Robleaf has been impressed with his form since last year, winning as many as five ATP events. This season, too, is not slowing down – his match tally is 24 wins and four defeats.
He has faced Tsitsipas six times so far, each player has won three times. Most recently, they were confronted in March, in the final of the competition in Rotterdam, and a player from Moscow was on top.
The latter has reached, for the first time in his career, the finals of the 1000 Masters, in which a tennis player from Athens will perform for the third time. The Russian player has eight ATP titles and five Greek titles.
Hurkacz also started doubles – he was knocked out in 1/8 Finals. At the same stage of this competition, ukasz Kubot said goodbye to the competition. Kamel Mjshrzak did not qualify for the single.
Stephanos Tsitsipas (Greece, 4) against Daniel Evans (UK) 6-2 6-1 Andrei Rudov (Russia, 6) b Casper Road (Norway) 6-3 7-5.