Stefanos Tsitsipas continues fine form to move into Estoril Open semi-finals

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Rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas fought back from 3-0 down in a final-set tiebreak to knock out defending champion Roberto Carballes Baena at the Estoril Open.

The Greek, who reached the final of the Barcelona Open last week, battled to a 6-7 (2/7) 6-2 7-6 (7/3) success over the defending champion, and will now face home favourite Joao Sousa, who overcame third seed Kyle Edmund 6-3 1-6 6-0, in the last four.

Meanwhile, in Istanbul, Malek Jaziri is within touching distance of his first ATP World Tour final after beating Jiri Vesely 3-6 6-4 6-1.

The 34-year-old Tunisian, who knocked out top seed and defending champion Marin Cilic in the second round, will face Laslo Djere of Serbia, who beat fifth-seeded Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-7 (5/7) 7-5 7-6 (7/3).

France’s Jeremy Chardy defeated Thomas Fabbiano 6-2 6-2 and will play in the other semi-final against Taro Daniel, who fought back from 4-0 down in the deciding set to beat Rogerio Dutra Silva 1-6 6-1 6-4.

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