◼️ The Greek eliminated four Top 10 so it won’t be an easy ride for Rafa.
The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won this Saturday in two sets to the Russian Karen Khachanov and will be measured in the Final of the Masters 1000 of Toronto to the Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas, who earned the label of “giant killer” after eliminating four Top 10 during the championship.
Fourth top 10 win this week.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) August 11, 2018
Nadal, first world racket, needed one hour and 50 minutes to prevail over young Khachanov in straight sets of 7-6 (7/3) and 6-4.
The Spaniard celebrated with rage his triumph and now will reissue in Toronto the Final of the tournament of Barcelona, which was played in April and in which he swept the Greek by 6-2, 6-1 on clay.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) August 12, 2018
Before the victory of Nadal, Tsitsipas, only 19 years old, was confirmed as the great sensation of world tennis by defeating the South African Kevin Anderson in three sets.
The Hellenic, who in the second round beat the Austrian Dominic Thiem (number eight of the ATP), on Friday beat Alexander Zverev, the third racket in the world, and on Thursday Serbian Novak Djokovic, ex-number one, became the youngest since Rafael Nadal in 2006 to win three Top 10 qualifiers consecutively before defeating sixth seed Anderson, at the same time fourth seed in Toronto.
Now, in the last instance, and on the day of his 20th birthday, he will run into Nadal, another example of precocity within the circuit.