Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas missed the chance to play in the final of the Citi Open in Washington D.C after losing to defending champion Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6.
World number three Zverev needed 87 minutes to win his 40th match of the year.
The German dropped only one point on his first serve and took advantage of the 10th seeded Greek’s poor serving in the first set.
The second set was tighter. Tsitsipas, serving better, landed 65 percent of first serves and used that to moved closer to the baseline and prohibit Zverev from attacking from the first ball.
The Greek champion may have also produced the shot of the tournament.
It’s a 🐦
It’s a ✈️
No, it’s @StefTsitsipas 💨
— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) August 4, 2018
Overall, it was a frustrating game for Tsitsipas who was seen banging his hand against his head repeatedly during a changeover.
Homeboy went IN pic.twitter.com/VyumrWMdp0
— Joe Hackman (@joethehack) August 4, 2018