Stefanos Tsitsipas After being 4-0 down in the third set, he made it into the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters and defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-4.
That reigning Monte Carlo winner appeared on course to secure his place in the last four in the second set, but Diego Schwartzman fought back after one set and a 5-2 deficit to force a decider. The competition seemed to be going in Schwartzman’s direction as he took one lead 4-0 in the third set, but Tsitsipas stormed back and won the match in two hours and 45 minutes.
“What I did didn’t work” – Stefanos Tsitsipas
“There was a moment in the game where I felt like what I was doing wasn’t working.” said Stefanos Tsitsipas in his interview in court. “He had tremendous drive and momentum in what he was trying to do. I just tried to stay in the game as much as possible and it worked really well. I wasn’t expecting much of a double meltdown at that point, so I relaxed at that point.”
Both players were on fire throughout and entertained the noisy crowd Court of Rainier III with their shooting and speed. Tsitsipas appeared defeated in the third set, losing 4-0 after losing nine of his ten games after leading 5-2 in the second. However, the world No. 5 was starting to find his rhythm again, striking with even more breadth and spinning the top again to win the match.
Finally, the Greek revealed that at one point he thought he had a good chance “to graduate” and that he changed his tactics. “It was extremely tight. In the second set I was close to serving. That was the moment I thought I had a great chance to end it. But Diego is Diego and I had to be Stefanos. It was a payback of sorts, I would say.”
Stefanos Tsitsipas now meets Alexander Zverev in the semifinals
Tsitsipas who won his girl ATP Masters 1000 Championship in last year’s event, is now two wins away from regaining his crown in Monte Carlo. The world No. 5 mercilessly sent 2019 champion Fabio Fognini and Serbian Laszlo Djerry into his opening matches, he will play his ninth semi-final match at this level on Saturday. Nonetheless, Tsitsipas meets Alexander Zverev in the Masters semifinals on Saturday, with all four quarterfinals going into a decider this year.
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https://firstsportz.com/tennis-i-felt-like-what-i-was-doing-wasnt-working-stefanos-tsitsipas-reveals-how-he-edged-past-diego-schwartzman-against-all-odds-at-monte-carlo/ “I had the feeling that what I was doing wasn’t working,” revealed Stefanos Tsitsipas as he pushed past Diego Schwartzman against all odds in Monte Carlo