2021 French Open: Tsitsipas Defeats Zverev To Reach Maiden Grand Slam Final

Stefanos Tsitsipas overcame Alexander Zverev in a thrilling French Open semifinal to reach his first Grand Slam final.

The world number 5 is the first Greek player to reach a Grand Slam final but had to hold off Alexander Zverev’s fightback from two sets down.

Tsitsipas had lost all three of his previous Grand Slam semi-finals but held deep to win 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3.

Tsitsipas rediscovered his level in the decider, halting Zverev but missing four match points before serving out.

The 22-year-old faces Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s final.

Serbian top seed Djokovic and long-time Spanish rival Nadal, who is the defending champion and looking for a 14th French Open title, meet later on Friday.