Tsitsipas to met Djokovic in Madrid Open final after beating Nadal

The Greek tennis champ moved to 7th spot in the ATP World rankings

“It was one of the best matches in my life” said Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas after his victory over Rafael Nadal at the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open with 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

“Players like Nadal play with your mind; you always have the feeling that you must play the best tennis against him, to make the ideal approach. It was the most difficult match I have ever played…you can’t understand my relief (after three defeats in equal number of matches). It was incredible. I am really happy and the most important is that I won him on clay”, Tsitsipas said.

The 20-year-old Greek, who climbed to No7 in ATP rankings, will face Novak Djokovic ( No1 in ATP rankings) in the final on Sunday after the Serb defeated Austrian Dominique Thiem with 7-6, 7-6.

Tsitsipas will be playing his fourth final of the year, after picking up the trophies in Marseille and Estoril, as well as reaching the last round in Dubai.