CM – Monte Carlo Masters: Stefanos Tsitsipas goes to the semi-finals after opponent Alejandro Davidovich retired due to injury – Sports News, Firstpost


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Spaniard Davidovich struggled with a left thigh injury and attempted an armpit serve when he hit the set point. Tsitsipas lunged for a winning backhand blow.

Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece watches during his quarter final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament with Alejandro Davidovich Fokina from Spain. AP Photo / Jean-François Badias

Monaco: Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday when his quarter-final opponent Alejandro Davidovich withdrew after losing the first set 7-5.

Tsitsipas, world number five, will play his sixth Masters 1000 semi-final on Saturday and his first in the Principality against the Belgian David Goffin or the Englishman Dan Evans, the conqueror of Novak Djokovic.

The Spaniard Davidovich struggled with an injury to his left thigh and tried one Roll your armpits when it hit the target value. Tsitsipas pounced on a winning backhand.

But at 3-3, Davidovich asked the doctor to treat his left thigh. He immediately made the first break in the game when Tsitsipas showed signs of annoyance until he received a warning of a curse.

Tsitsipas immediately fell back and when Davidovich struggled he broke again to end the set and the match.

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Nadal has a 71-5 record in Monte Carlo, where he only missed the quarter-finals once – on his debut in 2003 as a 16-year-old.

Nadal was not considered close contact with Medvedev and therefore did not need to be quarantined to achieve a 12th Monte Carlo title.

Rafa Nadal is aiming for a 12th championship title in the principality before aiming for a 14th French Open success and a 21st Grand Slam record.

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