Tsitsipas moves into maiden Grand Slam final at Roland Garros after five set win over Zverev

Stefanos Tsitsipas is set to play in his first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros after seeing off Alexander Zverev in five sets in the first men's semi-final of the French Open.

Tsitsipas did what his Greek compatriot, Maria Sakkari couldn't do in the Women's draw by making it to the final and becoming the first Greek player to do so in a 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 win staving off a comeback from the German as a result.

He will now face the winner of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic who face off shortly in the other semi-final.

This came after Tsitsipas went two sets up reeling off six straight games to take the second set off Zverev to halt a comeback but this did occur when the Greek went one set away.

In his last major semi-final, he came from two sets down to reach the US Open final and forced a deciding set.

A back hand error early on in the decider saw Tsitsipas claim a break followed by a hold at 4-1 as he looked to surge to the finishing line with his next chance.

Zverev was continuously under pressure to save the match with four match points evading Tsitsipas and he had to serve it out. Drawn to the net with a drop shot, Zverev blew seemingly the last opportunity to rally and Tsitsipas drew up two more match points. He only needed one though this time winning the match with an ace to complete the feat in style.

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