Stefanos Tsitsipas missed his chance to continue a Marseille title hat-trick quest on Friday, losing 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-2 to France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
The quarter-final upset kept the Greek from chasing a third straight trophy in the southern port city
“I didn’t deserve to win today,” said Tsitsipas. “He showed a great quality out on the court to persevere and win that match. The win was very well earned. Too bad for me.”
No. 93 Herbert has now won both of his matches against the Greek.
“It’s been an incredible week for me so far, especially this match.
“I knew I was going to have to play an amazing match to have a chance to win and I managed to do that.
“I’m really happy about the way I played. I am so happy to be in the semi-finals here.”
Tsitsipas had won his last nine matches here and was seeking his third semi-final of the 2021 season after the Australian Open and Rotterdam last week.
Main photo:- Pierre Hugues Herbert winning in Marseille by ATP Tour.com – Corinne Dubreuil