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Tsitsipas beats Khachanov to reach Rotterdam semifinals

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Tsitsipas beats Khachanov to reach Rotterdam semifinals

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas recovered from a smash down within the deciding residing to beat Karen Khachanov and reach the semifinals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Friday.

Seeded 2d, the Greek participant used to be 3-1 down within the third sooner than breaking back and beating Khachanov 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Tsitsipas is seeking his first tour title since February 2020.

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His choose residing up a semifinal in opposition to fourth-seeded Andrey Rublev, who used to be pushed exhausting by qualifier Jeremy Chardy in a 7-6 (2), 6-7 (2), 6-4 choose.

Chardy saved two match factors at 6-5 down within the 2d residing. In the decider, Rublev sealed the choose with his 15th ace on his fourth match level. Rublev is aiming to reach his first final of 2021 after going 5-0 in tour finals closing year.

In the different half of of the plan, the semifinal pits Borna Coric in opposition to qualifier Marton Fucsovics.

Coric hit 11 aces on his manner to a hotly contested 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) choose over Kei Nishikori of their quarterfinal.

Fucsovics received 6-4, 6-3 over Tommy Paul.

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Tsitsipas beats Khachanov to reach Rotterdam semifinals