Stefanos Tsitsipas downs Zverev and books Rome final
Stefanos Tsitsipas avenges his Madrid Masters loss to Zverev with a 4-6 6-3 6-4 win over the German booking a spot in the final.
So this match went quite similarly to Madrid despite the conditions being quite different. Both players knew what to expect and both knew what to do to win. The first set featured strong play by both but Zverev has been a bit better in the opening set. He played the key rallies better, he serve better and that just gave him enough to secure the opening set with 6-3.
Tsitsipas did not play a bad set but essentially one bad game cost him. In the 2nd set, the scrip totally flipped. Tsitsipas jumped out to a 2-0 lead and saved a break point to make it 3-0. Things sort of snowballed from there as Tsitsipas changed his style a little bit. He did not go for full power on his serve but more precision. It worked well and won him several easy points that way.
He was able to hold his serve and close out the 2nd set with 6-3. Zverev did not move too well in the 2nd set and at times he looked a bit tired. He did find energy in the 3rd set but so did Tsitsipas. The Greek was flying around the court and he utilized the drop shot even more than before. It worked and Tsitsipas was able to take a 4-2 lead midway through the 3rd set.
He continued playing well adding another break to finish it off with 6-3. He awaits either Djokovic or Ruud in the final tomorrow.