ATP Finals, Andrey Rublev makes a comeback over Tsitsipas: he’s in the semifinals

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A three-set victory to take the semifinals.

Andrey Rublev takes the semifinals of the ATP Finals in Turin thanks to a comeback victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas, folded in three sets with a final score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. The Russian now looks forward to a challenge with Casper Ruud, scheduled for Saturday.

It was certainly not an easy match for Rublev, already down by a break after a very long and hard-fought fourth game of the first set. That was enough for Tsitsipas to pull ahead, but not to earn his passage to the ATP Finals. In fact, the second set is very fast, with very few points conceded to the rival by the serving side. Thus, the eighth game becomes decisive, in which on the second attempt Rublev gets the break that is enough for him to move to 1-1.

The challenge then takes Rublev’s way more smoothly in the third and decisive set, when Tsitsipas concedes an early break already at 2-1 and is unable to recover it. When he then loses serve in the seventh game as well, the Russian is left only to control operations and close the score after an hour and 45 minutes of play.

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