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Tsitsipas overcomes Zverev and reaches the final in Rome

the greek Stefanos Tsitsipas was imposed on the German alexander zverev in three sets (4-6, 6-3 and 6-3), after coming back from the first that conceded, and qualified for the final of the Rome Masters 1,000 for the first time in his career. Zverev and Tsitsipas fought a two and a half hour battle in the heat of Rome that fell on the side of the Greek, more accurate in key moments.

The Foro Italico brought together the Hellenic and the Teuton in a semifinal for the third time so far this year, after Monte Carlo and Madrid. The balance falls on the side of Tsitsipas this time, who takes revenge for the result obtained in the Spanish capital and places himself with two victories for one of Zverev in this 2022. It was the twelfth time that the faces were seen. The Greek, number 5 in the world, accumulates a positive baggage of eight victories for the four of the number three of the ATP ranking.

In the first set the Hellenic tennis player started strongly, quickly making it 1-0 with his serve against a Zverev who it took a little longer to carburete but that matched the tennis battle. Both players had ups and downs during the match, they knew how to find the weaknesses of their rival and take advantage of their own strengths.

Zverev was better on serve in the first game. The German scared away the doubts that he had generated during his way to the quarterfinals and signed three aces in this first set that helped him to solve moments of difficulty in which Tsitsipas pressed in the exchange of blows. With three equals on the scoreboard, the German broke the Greek to go up and confirm the ‘break’ with his next serve. He put the first set on track and sentenced it 6-4.

The second heat started in a similar way to the first. Tsitsipas, who managed to be effective on his serve, something he did in the first set, jumped in ready to take the match to a tie break. He brought out the best version he has given in Rome so far, snatched ‘Sascha’s’ first serve and went 3-0 up. The advantage could have been greater, but Zverev he survived two balls of ‘break’ of the Hellenic that would have meant the 4-0.

Without major difficulties and with the advantage he had generated, Tsitsipas achieved his goal and extended the match to a final third set. There were no surprises in this set, the equality between the two continued to be the protagonist, for a reason it is one of the most sought-after duels on the circuit, but Tsitsipas took the lead.

After the physical waste of both tennis players on the central court of the Foro Italico, the Greek managed to break Zverev’s serve and get ahead on the scoreboard to almost definitely sentence the match with a 3-0. ‘Sascha’ did not give up, but succumbed on his last serve, in which he went blank, and allowed his rival to reach the finals in Rome.

Tsitsipas accesses in this way, for the first time in his career, the final of the Italian tournament, and the crown of the city will be played against the winner of the duel between the Norwegian Casper Ruud and the Serbian Novak Djokovic, number one and clear favorite for pass the round

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