Stefanos Tsitsipas speaks about his relationship with Nick Kyrgios

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Stefanos Tsitsipas speaks about his relationship with Nick Kyrgios

Stefanos Tsitsipas got another straight-set win in Washington, this time against Benoit Paire on Friday. The Greek prevailed 7-5 6-0 to book a semifinal clash against Nick Kyrgios. In a press conference, the Athens native said: “I’m glad that I played well today.

I think I closed out the second set very professionally, very aggressively. I think that’s good for me psychologically. I didn’t give him much pace to play with and that played a big part overall", admitted the 20-year-old, who also said it's all okay with Paire despite some complaints by the Frenchman.

On his next match against the Australian, he added: "We are good friends. He is a really nice guy. He's unpredictable. I have to be careful of his shot selection and play my game." Daniil Medvedev defeated Marin Cilic.

The Russian feels extra motivated this week. "I try to do everything as I did before to become [a member of] the Top 10. I'm still going up. I try to do all [things] the same: hard work, just try to win", Medvedev insisted.

"I always said my first goal is to win every match I play. This doesn't change. After, for sure you have some pressure because you want to stay in the Top 10, you want to go up in the Top 10. It's getting harder and harder to gain even one spot, which is normal.

But if I play good, if I manage to win matches, I'm going to be higher. I served really great. That was one of the keys. It was a really tight match. I managed to do what I had to do: hold my serve and win the tie-break. I'm really happy with my level of play."