Alexander Zverev, current champion of the Mutua Madrid Open and second seeded, will try to end his losing streak against Stefanos Tsitsipas on clay in the second semi-final this Saturday (not before 9:00 p.m., Teledeporte and Movistar). The German has lost in all three of his meetings with the Greek on this surface and leads 7-3. in the global of your face to face.

Yesterday, in the last match of a quarter-final with seven of the top eight favorites, Sergi Bruguera’s disciple defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime (6-3 and 7-5) and will play the penultimate round of the tournament for the third time. In the previous two (2018 and 2021), he took the trophy.

Tsitsipas, meanwhile, got rid of a moody Andrey Rublev., who in the second already threw the racket against the ground. The year’s leader in wins (27) won by 6-3, 2-6 and 6-4 in almost two hours. It was his 26th win against a top-10.

The relationship between Zverev and Tsitsipas is not too good. Last year, at the Masters 1,000 in Cincinnati, the Hamburger accused the Athenian of receiving instructions from his father through mobile messages when he made one of his controversial trips to the bathroom on a break. Zverev said he had already done that when he faced him a couple of months earlier at Roland Garros.

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