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French Open: Tsitsipas overcomes Zverev fightback to succeed in first main remaining

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French Open: Tsitsipas overcomes Zverev fightback to reach first major final

Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas staved off a fightback from German Alexander Zverev to win 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 in a scintillating French Open conflict on Friday (Jun 11) and guide a maiden Grand Slam remaining spot.
Tsitsipas received an early break within the opening set, aided by two double faults from Zverev, and remained stable in opposition to the German’s heavy groundstrokes to carry onto his slender benefit on a sun-bathed Philippe Chatrier courtroom.

Hellas History 🙌#RolandGarros
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 11, 2021
US Open finalist Zverev constructed a 3-0 lead firstly of the second set however Tsitsipas confirmed exemplary athleticism and staunch defence to win the subsequent six video games, leaving Zverev gazing his teaching crew bewildered.
The sixth-seeded German, nonetheless, regrouped and added extra energy to his pictures with early breaks within the third and fourth units sufficient for him to stage the match at two units apiece.
Tsitsipas wanted to alter his recreation within the decider and the 22-year-old managed to seek out an additional gear to seal the competition on his fifth match level and booked a remaining outing in opposition to both high seed Novak Djokovic or 13-time winner Rafa Nadal.

It’s your second, @steftsitsipas. 💙
Soak it in. #RolandGarros
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 11, 2021