Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th in the world ranking), beat Daniil Medvedev (2nd) by 6-3, 7-6 (3) and 7-5, reached the semifinals of Roland Garros for the second year in a row, and will face Alexander Zverev, who will seek to cut the German drought. For the Russian, the chance to reach the top of the ATP ranking was thwarted.
The record had him 6-1 down, but little mattered to the Greek who comfortably swept the world No. 2 in three sets. The Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, John Isner, the Spanish Pedro Martínez and Pablo Carreño Busta have already been killed, and now he beat the Russian with almost no perspiration.
Zverev, his next rival, he beat in five of the seven clashes they had against, although the most recent was in Acapulco with a victory for the German.
On the other hand, after the fall, Medvedev deprived himself of reaching the top of the ranking and Novak Djokovic secured first place until at least the completion of the French Open. The Russian needed to be champion or lose in the final and for the Serbian not to reach the definition to change the leadership.