Stefanos Tsitsipas is through to the Millennium Estoril Open semi-finals for the second consecutive year after beating Portuguese qualifier Joao Domingues 7-6(3), 6-4 in one hour and 47 minutes on Friday.
Tsitsipas recovered from 3-5 down in the first set against the conqueror of Australians Alex de Minaur and John Millman this week, then held at set point on Domingues’ serve at 6/5, 30/40 and later broke clear midway through the tie-break. After three successive service breaks from 3-3 in the second set, the Greek wrapped up his 21st match win of the season.
The 20-year-old continues his fine season, having reached his first Grand Slam championship semi-final at the Australian Open (l. to Nadal) in January and picked up his second ATP Tour title at the Open 13 Provence (d. Kukushkin) the following month. He will next face fourth-seeded Belgian David Goffin or Malek Jaziri of Tunisia on Saturday.
Later today, third seed Gael Monfils meets Spanish qualifier Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and eighth-seeded American Frances Tiafoe plays Uruguayan lucky loser Pablo Cuevas during the evening session.