The world No. 5 gained 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 within the semifinal towards Zverev at Roland Garros.

Having blitzed right into a two-set lead, world No. 6 Zverev produced a stirring comeback to win the third and fourth units, however after regrouping, Tsitsipas got here again with a bang, profitable the decisive set.

The 22-year-old Tsitsipas will now face both Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final.

“All I can think of is my roots, where I came from, I came from a really small place outside of Athens. My dream was to play here, my dream was to play in the big stage of the French Open one day, I would have never thought that I would,” mentioned Tsitsipas on court docket after his victory.

“There were a lot of people today that were raising flags, people cheering me on in Greek, it was very important to have these people around.

“It’s crucial for me to do my job nicely sufficient to have recognition again in my nation, however not solely that, I’m very completely happy that Greece is a part of the tennis group extra now,” added Tsitsipas.


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