Stefanos Tsitsipas with an incredible racket break in Hamburg Open defeat


Prime seed Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered a shock defeat to Filip Krajinovic within the Hamburg Open on Friday.
Tsitsipas, ranked quantity 4 on the earth, got here into the match as favorite to say a 3rd title of 2021 and put a disappointing Wimbledon behind him, however Krajinovic battled from a set all the way down to win 3-6 6-1 6-3 and attain the semi-finals.
The Greek began properly as he gained the primary 11 factors of the match and raced right into a 5-0 lead on his technique to the opening set.
However Krajinovic ultimately discovered his vary and commenced tormenting Tsitsipas with well-executed drop photographs as he superior to the final 4 in simply over two hours.
The match was notable for a outstanding racket break suffered by Tsitsipas mid-way via the second set.
The Serbian, seeded six in Hamburg, will play countryman Laslo Djere after he eased previous third-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-2 6-2.
The opposite semi-final will see Pablo Carreno Busta play Federico Delbonis. Spaniard Busta overcame Dusan Lajovic in straight units whereas Delbonis overcame Benoit Paire in an enthralling encounter 4-6 7-6 (9) 6-4.
On the Nordea Open in Bastad, Federico Coria beat second seed Cristian Garin 6-4 4-6 6-2 to achieve the semi-finals, the place he’ll play Yannick Hanfmann after he overcame qualifier Arthur Rinderknech 6-4, 6-3.
Prime seed Casper Ruud can also be via to the final 4 after he obtained a walkover in opposition to Henri Laaksonen. The Norwegian will face Roberto Carballes Baena after he eased previous Norbert Gombos 6-4 6-2.
On the Corridor of Fame Open in the USA, Australian Jordan Thompson noticed off Maxime Cressy in straight units and can meet dwelling hope Jenson Brooksby within the semi-finals.
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