Tsitsipas knocks defending champion Zverev out of Madrid

Madrid (AFP) –

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Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked defending champion Alexander Zverev out of the Madrid Open in the quarter-finals on Friday, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

German third seed Zverev has yet to win a trophy this season and stands 4-5 on clay this spring.

Tsitsipas, the eighth seeded Greek, will face either five-time champion Rafael Nadal or Stan Wawrinka for a place in the final.