Tsitsipas was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open… ‘Chinese blast’ Zhang Jijian also failed to advance to the quarterfinals
Stefanos Tsitsipas (24, Greece, world No. 5) 안전놀이터failed to advance to the semifinals of the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour Madrid Open.
Tsitsipas lost 1-2 (6-7 < 5-7 > 7-5 3-6).
Tsitsipas, runner-up at this year’s Australian Open, also advanced to the final at the Barcelona Open last month. However, he missed out on his first win of the year as he lost 0-2 (3-6 4-6) to Carlos Alcaras (20, Spain, world number 2).
He has won two titles in the ATP Masters 1000 Series. In 2021 and last year, he achieved two consecutive victories at the Monte Carlo Masters. He challenged for his third Masters title at this Madrid Open, but dropped his head in the quarterfinals.
Stroop reached the semifinals of the Masters 1000 Series for the first time. He reached the quarterfinals at the 2020 Cincinnati Masters in the US and reached the quarterfinals at the Monte Carlo Masters and Madrid Open last year.
Stroop recorded 3 wins and 3 losses against Tsitsipas. He meets Aslan Karachev (29, Russia, world number 121) in the semifinals.
In the quarterfinals, Karachev defeated ‘Chinese storm’ Zhang Jijian (26, China, 99th in the world) 2-0 (7-6<7-3> 6-4).
Karachev caused a sensation by reaching the semifinals at the 2021 Australian Open. A three-time winner on the ATP Tour, he came one step closer to winning his first Masters 1000 Series.
Zhang Jijian advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 (3-6, 7-6<7-5>, 7-6<10-8>) come-from-behind victory over world number 10 Taylor Fritz (25, USA) in the round of 16. . Wu Yibing (24, China, world No. 57) and leading Chinese men’s tennis team aimed to advance to the quarterfinals, but were eliminated in the quarterfinals.
Strupe and Karachev face each other for the first time in the semifinals of this tournament.
Meanwhile, TV channels SPOTV and SPOTV ON, and sports OTT service SPOTV NOW will broadcast live satellites of major matches of the ATP Tour Madrid Open. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.