Stefanos Tsitsipas raves about ‘unbelievable tennis’ during Felix Auger-Aliassime clash

Stefanos Tsitsipas delighted

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Felix Auger-Aliassime produced high-quality tennis during their quarter-final clash at the Mexican Open with the former coming out on top.

The match lasted two hours and five minutes with Tsitsipas emerging victorious with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 scoreline.

Auger-Aliassime broke in the first game of the match, but the top seed was back on serve in game six and then claimed a decisive break in game 12.

The Canadian again broke early in the second set and this time he made it count to take the match to a decider, which Tsitsipas won with a single break in game eight.

“We both played unbelievable tennis from the beginning to the end. It was a high-intensity match from both sides,” Tsitsipas said.

“It got tricky from time to time, a few breaks in the first and second set, the third set I had a bit of luck in it towards the very end. I got a bit lucky but I was also very persistent, I saw a pothole, things worked out really well for me.”

The Greek will face Lorenzo Musetti for a place in the final after the Italian teenager upset Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) to reach his maiden ATP 500 semi-final.

“It’s incredible really. I didn’t expect this,” the 19-year-old said. “Today I think I played the best match in my life. Grigor is an incredible opponent, a great fighter. Even today, I had a lot of match points and was really difficult for my coach.”

Second seed Alexander Zverev will face Dominik Koepfer in the other semi-final.

Zverev advanced courtesy a walkover over Casper Ruud, who pulled out due to a wrist injury, while Koepfer beat Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie 7-5, 6-4.

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