Greek tennis champion Stefanos Tsitsipas lost to number 3 Daniil Medvedev in two sets (7-6, 7-5) at the semi finals of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday.
Medvedev has now seen off the 21-year-old — who defeated world number one Novak Djokovic on Friday — in all five of their matches.
There was nothing in it as they entered the first-set tie break after 43 minutes of high-quality tennis.
Seventh-ranked Tsitsipas blinked first, gifting set point when he shanked a forehand and then doing the same moments later to put the Russian a set up.
Medvedev broke the Greek — who repeatedly tried to gee up the crowd — in the third game of the second set.
The Russian served for the match at 5-4, only for Tsitsipas to dig in and break for 5-5, before Medvedev did likewise.
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🇷🇺 @DaniilMedwed supera a 🇬🇷 Stefanos Tsitsipas para buscar la historia en Shanghái.
— ATP Tour en Español (@ATPTour_ES) October 12, 2019