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World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas saw his hopes for a third successive ATP title from Marseille dashed.© UKTN

Greek world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas saw his hopes for a third consecutive title over Marseille ATP dashed by Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 93rd, in the quarterfinals on Friday. Herbert, better known as a doubles specialist, defeated Australian Open semi-finalist Tsitsipas 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-2. The 29-year-old will then face his French compatriot Ugo Humbert who eliminated his compatriot Arthur Rinderknech 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/4). “It’s amazing, this is my first win against a top five,” said Herbert. “I knew I would have to play a great game to win and that’s what I did.”

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Seeded Daniil Medvedev, who will replace Rafael Nadal as world number two on Monday, took a 6-2, 6-4 victory over 19-year-old Jannik Sinner of Italy.

Medvedev, who has nine career titles, is in his first semi-final in Marseille, after falling in the quarter-finals in 2017 and 2020.

“Jannik always tries to hit the ball as hard as possible,” Medvedev told atptour.com.

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“You can’t give him easy balls or else you’re going to run around and he’ll probably hit a winner.”

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On Saturday, Medvedev will face Australian qualifier Mattew Ebden for a place in the final.

World number 287 Ebden upset 2018 champion Karen Khachanov of Russia 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

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