Tsitsipas stuns Zverev to keep dream run alive in Toronto

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(Reuters) – Greek tyro Stefanos Tsitsipas’ dream run at the Rogers Cup continued on Friday as the teenager toppled defending champion Alexander Zverev 3-6 7-6(11) 6-4 to reach the semi-finals in Toronto. The win over world number three Zverev looked unlikely when the 19-year-old dropped the first set and fell behind 2-5 in the second. But Tsitsipas managed to save two match points and shifted the momentum after edging Zverev in a marathon second-set tiebreak. Extending the match paid off for Tsitsipas as Zverev made a number of uncharacteristic errors in a tight third set and he handed the world number 27 victory with a double fault on match point. The win was the Greek’s third straight over a top 10 opponent after he dispatched Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic in the previous two rounds. Next up for Tsitsipas is a showdown with big-serving South African Kevin Anderson, who thrashed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 earlier on Friday. Fourth seed Anderson, runner-up at Wimbledon last month, was never broken and won 81 percent of his first serves.

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