Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tsitsipas vs Rublev in Hamburg Open final

Tsitsipas vs Rublev in Hamburg Open final Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Christian Garin 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in the Hamburg Open semifinals to set up a final against Andrey Rublev. That denied Garin his third clay final of the year and ended the Chilean's 5-0 unbeaten record in tour semis. Tsitsipas' run to the Hamburg final has seen him recover from his third-round exit at the U.S. Open and a first-round elimination in Rome last week in his first clay tournament of the year. !--more--> The man standing between Tsitsipas and his second title of 2020 is Andrey Rublev after the Russian beat Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-2 in the first semifinal. Rublev overcame Ruud, who has the most clay-court wins on the ATP Tour this year with 15. Rublev advanced to his third career clay final and seventh overall. Now 24-6 in tour matches this season, he equaled his achievement of reaching the final in Hamburg last year when he lost in three sets to Nikoloz Basilashvili.