Daniel Medvedev out as Stefanos Sitsipas reaches semifinals of Mallorca Open | Tennis News


Stefanos Sitsipas (AP Photo)

Palma: World number one Daniel Medvedev Lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarterfinals Mallorca Open Thursday, while the second ranked Stefanos Sitsipas Have advanced in the last four.
Medvedev was defeated 6-3, 6-2 by Bautista Agut who avenged the defeat against Russia in the quarterfinals at Hale last week.
“I had to play very well to beat Daniel. He’s number one, the last champion here in Mallorca. He beat me just a few days ago. I really played the perfect match,” Bautista Agute said.
Bautista Agute defeated Medvedev once in the first set and twice in the second as he won his fourth of five meetings with the US Open champion.
The Spaniard will face Talon Greekspur or Switzerland’s 303rd seed Antoine Bellier in the semi-finals.
The loss marks the end of Medvedev’s grass-court season. He is one of the few players banned from Wimbledon following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Sitsipas needed three sets to beat American Marcos Giron.
The Greek saved two break points to start the final set and then broke Girone before winning 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-3 in the eighth game.
Sitsipas, who lost in the first round in three of the four at Wimbledon, will play against Benjamin Bonzi of France to advance to the final. He has never won a title on grass.

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