Barcelona: Stefanos Tsitsipas dominates Jannik Sinner and qualifies for the final

Stefanos Tsitsipas, winner last Sunday of his first Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, qualified this Saturday April 24 for his second straight final on the circuit by beating the Italian Jannick Sinner (19th) in the semi-final of the tournament on clay court of Barcelona (6-3, 6-3), in 1h23.

Tsitsipas made the break at 4-3 in a first set he won 6-3 in 41 minutes. He converted a break point out of six, against 0 out of 2 for his 19-year-old opponent. In the next, Tsitsipas, after saving two break points at 1-2, then managed to take twice the serve of an Italian whom he largely dominated, to win the round in barely more time than the first, and thereby the match. With his new victory without losing a set, Tsitsipas now has nine consecutive matches without losing a set.

Waiting for the King in the final

He now leads 2 wins to 1 in his head-to-head with Sinner, which all took place on clay. The two players had met twice before, on the ocher of Rome, for a victory for Tsitsipas in 2019, Sinner winning in 2020. The Greek, 5th player in the world, will meet in the final of this ATP 500 tournament a Spaniard : either Rafael Nadal (3rd in the world), still on his way to a 12th title in the capital of Catalonia, or Pablo Carreno-Busta (13th), opposed in the second semi-final.

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