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French Open: Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Alexander Zverev in five sets to reach his maiden Grand Slam final | Tennis News

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Stefanos Tsitsipas is through to his maiden Grand Slam final at the French Open after holding off a fightback from Alexander Zverev to win in five dramatic sets in Paris; Greek star reaches his maiden major final at the fourth time of asking following three previous semi-final defeats

Last Updated: 11/06/21 5:44pm

Stefanos Tsitsipas reached his maiden Grand Slam final after edging Alexander Zverev in the men’s singles semi-finals at Roland Garros

Stefanos Tsitsipas made history by becoming the first player from Greece – male or female – to reach a Grand Slam final as he held off Alexander Zverev in a five-set thriller in the French Open at Roland Garros.

The 22-year-old lost a two-set lead to Zverev before holding it together to record a 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 win on a sun-kissed Court Philippe Chatrier.

It took him five match points but Tsitsipas managed to get over the line to extend his winning record over the German to 6-2 as he reached his maiden Grand Slam final at the fourth attempt, having lost his previous three semi-finals.

World No 5 Tsitsipas has been the man in form on clay, having won his first Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo before winning the title in Lyon, and now he will prepare for a meeting with 13-time champion Rafael Nadal or world No 1 Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final.

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