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Tsitsipas advances to Monte Carlo vs Zverev semi-final – Li Huangnan advances to Thailand semi-final

22 Apr 2022 | 07:10 | LATEST POSTS

Tsitsipas reaches Monte Carlo semi-final against Zverev

In the quarter-finals in Monte Carlo, Stefanos Zitipas faced Diego Schwarzman. 2 players also have to go through 3 sets to find the winner. Defending champion Stefanos Zitipas started to dominate and won 6-2 in the first set. The second set saw a stellar performance from 12th seed Diego Schwarzman as the Argentine tennis player managed to push the set to a tie and win from a 1-4 lead.

Tsitsipas advances to Monte Carlo vs Zverev semi-final - Li Huangnan advances to Thailand semi-final
Tsitsipas beat Schwarzman in the 2022 Monte Carlo quarterfinals.

Continuing the excitement, Schwarzman opened the third game with two more consecutive breaks to lead 4-0, but Tsitsipas has shown convincing bravery so far. The Greek No. 3 seed played well, winning 1 of their next 6 games, ending the set 6-4, finishing 2-1 after 2 hours and 45 minutes, continuing Defending the title in Monte Carlo. Masters against Zverev.

The No. 2 seed in the Alexander Zverev Championship just had an interesting match against No. 9 Italian Yannick Sinner. In the first set, Alexander Zverev won the opponent’s break in the fourth game, but Yannick Sinner also won Zverev’s break twice, and the Italian was the winner of the first 7-5 games.

Tsitsipas advances to Monte Carlo vs Zverev semi-final - Li Huangnan advances to Thailand semi-final
Alexander Zverev reaches the Monte Carlo star in a dramatic 3 hours in the semifinals.

Into the second set, Sinner broke again to lead 2-1, but this time Zverev performed even better. The German No. 2 seed broke his opponent’s serve twice in a row to win 6-3 to push the game into a decisive third set.

The game was even more interesting. The two players broke each other’s serve four times in a row, dragging the game into the tiebreaker. Zverev was even better, winning the decisive score, clinching a 2-1 victory after three hours and seven minutes, earning the right to the semi-finals.

Li Huangnan participated in the semi-finals of the competition in Thailand

World No. 485 Li Huangnan was placed third in the tournament as the third seed, but faced difficulties against No. 1,280 Kasidit Samrej. The Vietnamese players needed 2 hours and 41 minutes to win 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 to advance to the semifinals.

Thai tennis hopeful Samrej made good use of home-court advantage to put Hoang Nam in a difficult position. The 21-year-old was quickly up 4-1. However, Huang Nan showed experience and courage to tie the game 4-4 before winning 7-5 in the first set.

Tsitsipas advances to Monte Carlo vs Zverev semi-final - Li Huangnan advances to Thailand semi-final
Huang Nan reached the semifinals for the third time in a row.

In the second set, Sam Reggie took advantage of the only break point opportunity in the fourth game to win 6-3. The Thai player took the lead twice in the deciding set, but Huang Nan quickly reclaimed the break point in the next game. In the 12th game, Samrej lost an important break with 2 serve errors and 2 turnovers to give Huang Nan the victory.

Tsitsipas advances to Monte Carlo vs Zverev semi-final - Li Huangnan advances to Thailand semi-final
Tennis player Ajeet Rai, who is 1.88 meters tall, is Huang Nan’s next opponent.

Huang Nan won a ticket to the semi-finals and met world number 892 opponent Ajeet Rai from New Zealand. The other semi-final was a match between two South Korean players, Hong Sung-chan and Nam Ji-sung. The 23-year-old New Zealand tennis player has an ATP ranking of 892 and a height of 1.88 meters. Ajeet Rai’s highest rank is 694 ATP.

In the first two rounds of the M15 Chiang Rai, Huang Nan defeated Jirat Navasirisomboon (Thailand) and Colin Markes (USA) by the same scoreline 2-0.

This is Huang Nan’s first award for two races in Thailand before returning to Vietnam. Hoang Nam is expected to practice with the Vietnamese tennis team in Bac Ninh in early May as he aims to successfully defend his men’s singles gold medal at the 31st Southeast Asian Games.

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