French Open: Stefanos Tsitsipas becomes the first Greek player to reach the Grand Slam singles final

Greek professional Stefanos Tsitsipas creates history and becomes the first player from the country to reach a Grand Slam singles final. He reached his fourth major semi and defeated German professional Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3. The player now awaits the winner on the other side of the semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. 

Zverev had come back from two sets down and reached the US Open final in his last major semi but couldn’t follow the same this year at the Roland Garros tournament. He forced the fifth set after he lost the first two sets and won the third 6-4, but the decider went in the favour of Tsitsipas. 

Novak Djokovic who reached into his 40th Grand Slam semis after beating Matteo Berrettini 6-3 6-3 6-7(5) 7-5 will face Rafael Nadal for the 58th time later tonight where top-ranked Djokovic and 13-time Roland Garros winner Nadal will fight for a place in the final. King of Clay had advanced to the semi-finals of the French Open beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, with three sets win in the Roland Garros tournament.

Djokovic leads 29-28 overall while Nadal leads 10-6 in Grand Slam matchups and 7-1 at the Roland Garros tournament, which includes his straight-set victory in last year’s final.

Tsitsipas had overcome Daniil Medvedev in straight sets and reached the French Open semifinals defeating him 6-4, 7-6,7-5.

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