In the second semi-final to Rafael Nadal’s were smashed hopes of a sixth Triumph at the Madrid Open abruptly.

In a thrilling game, the 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP 9) defeats the Spaniards with 6:4, 2:6, 6:3.

The Greeks are baffled in order to continue the Tennis world. Tsitsipas has already celebrated victories against Federer, Djokovic, Zverev and Thiem. And now, even on clay against Nadal.

Tsitsipas has done it again, and one of the Big gebodigt. The defeat for Nadal two weeks before, in Paris, the 12. Title fights.

Djokovic beats Thiem

In the Final meets Tsitsipas on Novak Djokovic. This is in the other semi-final against the Austrian Thiem. Thiem (ATP 5) launched previously strong in the game. With his powerful game, he immediately took the command, and creates the early Break to 2:1. In the middle of the set, Djokovic turned on, however, and brought back the Break. Since then, no more of the service succeeded in a breakthrough, had to make the tiebreaker decision. And the world number 1 had a burn then nothing. 7:2, the Serb decided it for themselves.

In the second sentence, history is repeating itself. Thiem puts twice with a Break and cashed by return of post the Rebreak. Again we go to the Tiebreak. And also this Time, the Austrian, has no Chance, it loses with 4:7. After nearly two and a half hours, Djokovic recovered his first match ball to the 7:6, 7:6.

Bertens, triumphed in the women’s

Bencic-Conqueror, Simona Halep (WTA 3) playing in the Madrid Final is not only the title but also to the re-conquest of the number 1. Both the Romanian missed. You must be Kiki Bertens (WTA 7) 4:6, 4:6 defeat.

Both players have weaknesses in their Service Games. Halep is five times gebreakt Bertens three times. So the Dutch ultimately makes the decisive difference. In both the first and in the second set, a service breakthrough enough for her to secure the ninth tournament victory of the career. (kes)