Alexander Sverev easily won his 16 rounds at the French Open. After a clear 6: 4, 6: 1, 6: 1 against Japanese Kei Nishigori, he will now face Spaniard Alejandro Davydovic Fokina on Tuesday in the semifinals.
Despite the unusual start time of the night session at 9pm, Sverev was awake from the start. The 24-year-old immediately took the service from Nishigori and did not let himself be bothered as he later lost his own service. Sverev also benefited from the fact that the Japanese were a little crushed. Nishigori in particular had problems with the service, which Sverev used another break and won the set after 43 minutes.
Has accumulated until the last
The world ranked sixth now in control of everything. Powerful, intense and dominant, he did not allow Nishigori, who had already won the French Open in Madrid and Rome, to return to the game. The second set lasted less than half an hour because Sverrev converted 6: 1.
Even with safe guidance in the back, Sverev didn’t let up – unlike in the past. Last year, Sverev exhausted five sets and tortured himself several times, then ran without energy in the knockout round against Janick Chinner. This time Sverev kept the pace high and won the third set quickly and clearly.
Favorite fight between Chittagong and Medvedev
Co-favorites are Stefanos Chitsipas and Danil Medvedev Passed their 16 missions without any problems and now meets directly. Five-seeded Greek Citchibas defeated Spaniard Pablo Carreno Pusta 6: 3, 6: 2, 7: 5, while two-seat Russian Medvedev defeated Christian Karin of Chile 6: 2, 6: 1, 7: 5. In Tuesday’s quarterfinals, there is still a fight between two world – class players: Tsitsipas is considered a great clay court expert, but Medvedev has recently shown himself in strong form on a relatively unpopular surface.