Medvedev survives in 3 units, into Toronto semis

Tennis

TORONTO — Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Casper Ruud of Norway 6-1, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Nationwide Financial institution Open.

Tsitsipas jumped to a 5-0 lead and completed the primary set in 23 minutes. Ruud battled again within the second, holding serve and protecting tempo along with his opponent’s repeated drop photographs. Tsitsipas lastly broke him with a shot down the road to guide 5-4 and ended the 74-minute match along with his eighth ace.

Tsitsipas, seeded third and ranked No. 3, misplaced to Novak Djokovic within the French Open ultimate in Might. He made it to the ultimate of the Canadian Open in 2018, shedding to Rafael Nadal.

Ruud, seeded sixth and ranked No. 12, had received his previous 14 matches, with victories at tournaments in Austria, Switzerland and Sweden.

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