Stefanos Tsitsipas reached his first Grand Slam final at the Roland Garros 2021 by beating Alexander Zverev in 5 amazing sets. The Greek dominated the first two sets, yes, but he also found himself canceling three break chances at the opening of the fifth set, before settling down with the final score of 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 at the threshold of four hours of play.
Nothing to do for Alexander Zverev. Together with the fifth success at the fifth set, the second from two-zero, the Greek talent gets the prize of youngest Grand Slam finalist since 2008 (when Andy Murray got his first Slam final) and youngest one at the Roland Garros since 2005. Of course by Rafael Nadal’s time.
In short: Tsitsips is confirmed as the best alternative to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on clay-courts. Now he will wait for the winner of the other semifinal, the stellar match between Rafa and Nole.