Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev and Rublev React After Reaching Quarter-Finals at Western and Southern Open 2021


Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev and Rublev at Western and Souther Open 2021
Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev and Rublev (Image Credits: Instagram)

Top 10 players Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev, confirmed their quarterfinal spots at the Western and Southern Open 2021

Medvedev vs Dimitrov 

World No.2 and top seed Daniil Medvedev booked his last eight place after defeating Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets(6-3, 6-3). Moreover, the Russian will face Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta for a semifinal spot in Cincinnati Masters. Head-to-head: Daniil Medvedev vs Pablo Carreon Bustae: 3-2.

”It was tough, especially in the second set. I had four break points before I broke him. I knew I had to continue to push him. Grigor is an amazing player, but a little bit worse on the backhand, and I like when people slice, so that was a tactic to try to put pressure on him there. Of course, (I) mixed it up with the forehand sometimes, and it seemed to work really well,” Medvedev said in his on-court interview. 

Tsitsipas vs Sonego 

World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas entered into the quarterfinals following a three-set win over Italian Lorenzo Sonego (5-7, 6-3, 6-4). Greek will lock horns with Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime for a last-four at the Western and Southern Open 2021. Head-to-head: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Felix Auger Aliassime: 4-2.

“He was going for every single shot, and his footwork was close to unbelievable. He can do damage against high-ranked players. Things got really difficult in a few moments, but I stayed there and waited for the opportunity to present itself,” Tsitsipas said in the post-match interview. 

Zverev vs Pella 

World No.5 Alexander Zverev powered past Argentinean Guido Pella in straight sets(6-2, 6-3) to seal his quarterfinal spot on the bank of the Ohio River. German will meet Norwegian Casper Ruud in the last eight. Head-to-head: AlexanderZverev vs Casper Ruud: 0-0.

“It’s the fastest court I have played in the whole year. In the first match, I was struggling a little with rhythm and timing, but it does suit me with my serve and the power I have when I decide to use it. Today I felt good out there,” Zverev said after the Round of 16 match. 

Rublev vs Monfils 

World No.7 Andrey Rublev confirmed his last-eight place after claiming a straight-set(7-6, 7-6) win over Frenchman Gael Monfils. Red hot Russian will face another Frenchman, Benoit Paire, in the quarter-final. Head-to-head: Andrey Rublev vs Benoit Paire: 0-0.

“It was super tough. It was really humid. Gael was running super fast, and it’s impossible to play short rallies with him. If you try to shoot every ball, you will miss most of them, and the match will be over in half an hour. So you need to take your time, stay in the rally and wait for the right moment,” Rublev said in the post-match interview. 

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