Tsitsipas Saves 2MP; Breaks 12-Year Record
#NextGenATP Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas produced a stunning comeback on Friday, saving two match points to upset defending champion Alexander Zverev 3-6, 7-6(11), 6-4 at the Rogers Cup.
The 19-year-old hit 28 winners, including 18 on his forehand side, to stun the second seed after two hours and 27 minutes. Tsitsipas becomes the youngest player since Rafael Nadal in 2006 (Monte-Carlo) to conquer three Top 10 opponents in a single tournament.
Tsitsipas will face Kevin Anderson for a place in Sunday’s final. Anderson defeated reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 to reach his maiden semi-final at the event.