Los Cabos Open: Tsitsipas moves into semis, faces Ruud next

Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Aleksandar Kovacevic 7-6 (1), 6-3. He’ll face Norwegian Casper Ruud, the No 4 seed, in the next round

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Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the second seed, reached the semi-finals of the Los Cabos Open by defeating American qualifier Aleksandar Kovacevic 7-6 (1), 6-3 at the Cabo del Mar Sports Center on Thursday.

Tsitsipas, ranked No 11, will play Norwegian Casper Ruud, the No 4 seed, next. This is only the Greek player’s second tournament of the season after reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open in January.

Tsitsipas dropped out of the top 10 this week for the first time in five years but could return to the top 10 with a win over Ruud.

In the previous round of the Los Cabos tournament, the Greek won against Australian Aleksandar Vukic (6-3, 6-0).

Kovacevic, ranked No 100, won against qualifier Brandon Holt (6-1, 6-4) and edged out Australian Rinky Hijikata (6-3, 4-6, 6-4) earlier in the week.

Tsitsipas and Ruud have faced each other thrice on the pro circuit (two times at the ATP level). The Greek holds a 2-1 lead in their head-to-head but this will be their first meeting since the 2021 Canadian Masters.

Los Cabos ATP 250, Other Quarter-Final matches (Cabo del Mar Sports Center, hard, USD 915,245):

  • Jordan Thompson (8) beat Alex Michelsen: 0-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5
  • Casper Ruud beat Nuno Borges: 6-3, 6-2
  • Alexander Zverev vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis

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