Cristian Garin vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas - 2020 Hamburg Open Semi-Final
Saturday, September 26 2020
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Stefanos Tsitsipas meets Cristian Garin in the semifinals of the 2020 Hamburg Open in what is going to be a very interesting encounter on Saturday, September 26th 2020. Will Tsitsipas make his first Hamburg final, or will Garin make his second clay-court final of the year?
Cristian Garin came through an extremely tight quarterfinal match against Alexander Bublik, coming back from a set down to win in 3 sets. Garin is an extremely solid clay-court player and he is able to move his opponents around the court with ease with his powerful forehand, steady backhand, and his hard to pick out drop shot. Garin now is eyeing the opportunity to win one of his biggest titles to date if he is to make it to the Final on Sunday. However, he needs to ensure he brings his A-game as he now encounters Stefanos Tsitsipas who seems to be extremely motivated here in Hamburg.
Stefanos Tsitsipas absolutely destroyed Dusan Lajovic in a match which many thought was going to be much closer than it was. Tsitsipas was ready from the get go to give his all and although the first set was extremely tight and could have gone either way, Tsitsipas won it and ran away with the second set. Tsitsipas will be looking to win the title here in Hamburg but he needs to make sure he maintains his composure, keeps playing his best tennis without hesitation even in the tough moments, and remembers to play aggressively, not passively.
These two players have never met in a main draw match and this is going to be an extremely tight match in my opinion. Stefanos Tsitsipas knows he can win the match and potentially win the title here in Hamburg, however Garin will be a threat to his game. If Tsitsipas does not maintain his composure and have a good serving day, this could be a long and draining day for the Greek. However, I see Tsitsipas being fully focused on the task at hand here and wanting to make the final here in Hamburg, to show that he is going to be a threat to anyone at Roland Garros next week.