Update ROM Alexander Zverev reached the semi-finals at the Masters of Clay Stadium in Rome. The 25-year-old has not lost a set against Chilean Cristian Garin. Stefanos Tsitsipas is now waiting for the professional German tennis player.
Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev is in the semi-finals of the clay court masters in Rome. The 25-year-old from Hamburg won 7:5, 6:2 against Chilean Christian Garin and will play against Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday for a place in the final.
It is already the third confrontation between the two opponents in the clay court season. The Greek had triumphed in the semi-finals of Monte Carlo, in Madrid Zverev avenged his first success on the ashes at the expense of last year’s finalist Roland Garros.
After three victories over unranked players, Tsitsipas was Zverev’s first high hurdle in Rome. He was satisfied with his improved performance against Garen on Friday. “Tennis may not have been the prettiest player, but I did my job,” he said.
Zverev triumphed in Rome in 2017, and this year is still waiting for his first championship win, but he is in better shape ahead of the French Open in Paris (from May 22). After the final in Madrid last Sunday, there are not many absent from the long-awaited title at Foro Italico either.
Against Garin, who won all five of his ATP Tour tournaments on sand, it was a tough struggle at first. After a tough first set, Zverev pulled away, converting the first match point after 1:51 hours and not dropping a set during the course.
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