Stefanos Tsitsipas into first Slam semi-final

Stefanos Tsitsipas into first Slam semi-final

Stefanos Tsitsipas a Greek tennis god beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets to continue his superb run in Melbourne and reach the Australian Open semi-finals. Tsitsipas 14th seed won 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in three hours and 15 minutes.

The Greek will face Spanish 2009 champion Rafael Nadal or unseeded American Frances Tiafoe next.

“It all feels like a fairytale almost. I’m just living the dream, living what I’ve been working for. I feel a bit emotional but not too much because I know I really worked hard to get here” he said.

Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to go beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam when he knocked out six-time champion Roger Federer to reach the quarter-finals.

At 20 years and 168 days, Tsitsipas is the youngest man to reach the last four of a Grand Slam since Novak Djokovic at the 2007 US Open. Also he is the youngest man to reach the last four in Melbourne since Andy Roddick in 2003./IBNA