Bonzi defeated by Tsitsipas in semi-final in Mallorca

Benjamin Bonzi (56th in the world) lost Saturday in the semi-finals of the ATP 250 Mallorca against Stefanos Tsitsipas (6th in the world), 6-4, 6-4, which ends his best run this season, at two days from the start of Wimbledon. The French could not take his revenge against the Greek, who had already beaten him in Halle ten days earlier with a tighter score 7-6 (7/1), 1-6, 6-3.

The 26-year-old from Nîmes, who said he had done “a good week“, After his success over Daniel Altmaier in the quarter-finals on Thursday, will now focus on Wimbledon where he will face Zdenek Kolar, a draft, in the first round.

As for Tsitsipas he will face in the final in Mallorca on Saturday Roberto Bautista (20th in the world), who beat the Swiss Antoine Bellier (No. 303) 7-6 (7/5), 6-2.

The 23-year-old Greek will play his fourth final of the year but his first on grass, having failed in the quarter-final against Murray in Sttutgart and in the round of 16 against Kyrgios in Halle earlier this month.

I’m happy, I played well“, said the sixth player in the world after his success, he who was placed in the same part of the table as the finalist of Wimbledon 2021 Matteo Berrettini, during the draw of the grand slam in London.

I have already made a final (in Lyon in 2021) in a tournament which preceded a Grand Slam (Roland-Garros). In the sequence of matches in Paris, it helped me. This time it’s a different surface so we’ll seehe continued, not worried about having left energy this week.


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