Tunisian Malek Jaziri through to Dubai Tennis Championships semis

Malek Jaziri of Tunisia celebrates after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece (unseen) in the 2018 ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on March 1, 2018. Jaziri won 6-4, 3-6 and 6-3 to reach the Semi-final. (AFP)

Tunisian Malek Jaziri made it to the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for the first time in his career after defeating Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in three thrilling sets on Thursday.

Jaziri, whose path to the semi-finals opened somewhat after knocking out the tournament’s top seed Grigor Dimitrov in the first round, will face Spanish player Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday.

The Tunisian player, a favorite among the mainly Arab diaspora crowd in Dubai, made a professional record of going one step further after reaching the quarterfinals in Dubai 2014.

Last Update: Thursday, 01 March 2018 KSA 19:15 - GMT 16:15