Tsitsipas and Zverev want to challenge the kings


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Tsitsipas and Zverev want to challenge the kings

They play the second semifinal, the one that has attracted the least attention at Roland Garros, but the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the German Alexander Zverev They will meet to reach a final in Paris for the first time and challenge the winner of the match between Kings Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

They will be the ones who open the dance on the central court of Paris, before the number 1 in the world jumps into the ring against 3. From 10 am Argentina on ESPN2.

Between the two they are not over 46 years old, so they will play the youngest semifinal in Paris since they measured Nadal and Djokovic in 2008. The Greek and the German never collided in a Grand Slam tournament, although both have been knocking on the door of glory for some time.

Not in vain, Tsitsipas is the tennis player who has the most wins on brick dust this year, 21, against only three losses. Along the way he won the Monte-Carlo tournament, his first Masters 1000, in addition to the one in Lyon. His record against Zverev is favorable, with five wins in seven games, including the only clay-court match, played in Madrid in 2019.

Precisely the victory in the Masters 1000 this season has raised the confidence of the German, who has arrived in Paris in better condition than previous editions and who had never before exceeded the quarters on French clay.

24-year-old Zverev faces his third Grand Slam semi-final in search of his second final, having lost that of the 2020 United States Open.

Although he already has four Masters 1000 titles, in Grand Slam he has never managed to defeat a Top 10. He aims to become the second German to reach the final in Paris, after Michael Stich in 1996 and the youngest Grand Slam finalist since Djokovic at Wimbledon in 2011.


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