June 22, 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches first career grand slam final with win over Alexander Zverev at French Open

The world No. 5 gained 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 within the semifinal in opposition to Zverev at Roland Garros.

Having blitzed right into a two-set lead, world No. 6 Zverev produced a stirring comeback to win the third and fourth units, however after regrouping, Tsitsipas got here again with a bang, successful the decisive set.

The 22-year-old Tsitsipas will now face both Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s ultimate.

“All I can consider is my roots, the place I got here from, I got here from a very small place exterior of Athens. My dream was to play right here, my dream was to play within the huge stage of the French Open at some point, I might have by no means thought that I might,” stated Tsitsipas on courtroom after his victory.

“There have been lots of people right now that had been elevating flags, individuals cheering me on in Greek, it was essential to have these individuals round.

“It is essential for me to do my job properly sufficient to have recognition again in my nation, however not solely that, I am very pleased that Greece is a part of the tennis neighborhood extra now,” added Tsitsipas.

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