At the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters on Friday, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas each defeated American opponents to go to the semifinals.
best seed With 30 wins and 18 aces, Medvedev defeated Taylor Fritz on Friday in the quarterfinal match 7-6 (7/1), 6-3.
Tsitsipas, a semifinalist at the previous two tournaments, overcame a minor rain delay in the opening set to overcome John Isner, who was participating in his 15th tournament and was the oldest quarterfinalist since 1969 at the age of 37.
The fourth-seeded Greek player won the first set in a tiebreaker, but after Isner broke in the penultimate game and served to tie the match a game later, the score was equal at one set apiece.
Despite 18 aces from Isner, Tsitsipas broke for 4-3 in the third game. The seed then advanced after more than two and a half hours by sending over a service winner on his first match point.
Due to his many different play styles, Tsitsipas noted that it was never simple to play him. “Remaining patient is the most crucial thing.