Daniil Medvedev lifted his fourth ATP Masters 1000 trophy in Toronto, and also earned crowns in Marseille and Mallorca.
The BNP Paribas Open, set for October 4-17, is returning to the Southern California desert for the first time since 2019. It was delayed last year and again in March.
On the last point of the match, Alcaraz slammed an unplayable forehand and fell to the court in celebration.
In a high-quality first set, Carlos Alcaraz did not play like an 18-year-old making his debut on the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Tsitsipas needed two hours and 41 minutes, just more than half of the four hours and 49 minutes he needed against Murray.
Murray, who swapped shirts while seated on his changeover bench before the final set, is among those who have advocated for some sort of rule switch.
In the five hours contest, Murray did not appreciate that Tsitsipas took a medical timeout after third set and made lengthy visit to locker room after fourth.
Stefanos Tsitsipas will aim to begin his quest for a maiden Grand Slam when he takes on former champion Andy Murray.
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Alexander Zverev produced a superb comeback against Stefanos Tsitsipas to extend his winning streak to 10 matches.
Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Felix Auger-Aliassime to set up Cincinnati semis clash against Alexander Zverev
Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime after two hours and 12 minutes to reach the semis in Cincinnati.
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Stefanos Tistsipas recorded a tour-leading 45 victories this season which have seen him achieve one of his long-term goals of cracking the top-3.
Tsitsipas dominated his Russian opponent, saving both his break points and winning 74% of his service points.
Tsitsipas’ grandfather, Sergei Salnikov, was part of the Soviet Union soccer team that won gold at the 1956 Melbourne Games.
Third seed Tsitsipas was stunned by America's Frances Tiafoe, ranked 57, in the first round 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.