Cape Town – Stefanos Tsitsipas shrugged off a slow start against Joao Domingues to advance to the Estoril Open semi-finals, where David Goffin is the man standing in his way.
The top seed found himself 3-5 down in the first set against Portuguese Domingues, but battled back to secure a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 win in one hour and 47 minutes.
“I feel like I was much more disciplined than usual,” Tsitsipas said.
“I’m really happy with the victory. I didn’t start very well, but I managed to find my rhythm game by game and broke back when I had to… I got the break back and then I felt like the momentum was going to me.”
Qualifier Domingues broke in game three, but the Greek hit back in game 10 and then won the tie-breaker. The pair traded breaks in games seven…