Final dream burst: Zverev fails dramatically in the semifinals of the French Open


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From the dream of the final at the French Open: The German tennis star Alexander Zverev (24) lost the semifinals against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (22) after a crazy three and a half hour battle and thus missed the first French Open final of his career.

  • Alexander Zverev missed the final of the French Open
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas moves into the final of the French Open against Alexander Zverev
  • Tsitsipas will face Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in the final of the French Open

French Open: Alexander Zverev fails in the semifinals to Stefanos Tsitsipas

After the previously strong performances at the French Open, Zverev got off to an extremely unfortunate start in the semifinals and gave up the first serve early in the match. Tsitsipas took advantage of the weak start of the German tennis star and grabbed the first two sets 6: 3 – the Greek only needed 38 minutes for the first set.

In the second set, the German number one even took a 3-0 lead, but buckled completely and lost six games in a row. “If he continues to play like this, the game will be over in half an hour,” said tennis legend Boris Becker at Eurosport.

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But that’s exactly what Zverev didn’t do, but showed his great fighter heart after the first two sets and worked his way back into the game.

French Open: Zverev missed the final despite a strong comeback in the semifinals

All of a sudden, the 24-year-old showed absolutely world-class tennis, dictated the rhythm of the game and won the following two sets 6: 4 each.

After 2 hours and 50 minutes, it went into the decisive fifth set and the momentum clearly spoke for Zverev. But just in this crucial phase, the 24-year-old made a low that Tsitsipas exploited with a break. However, Zverev continued to fight and fended off four match balls when the score was 2: 5. In the end, however, it wasn’t enough and the Greek used the fifth match point after a little more than three and a half and moved into the final

French Open: Tsitsipas in the final against Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic

“Zverev still had a chance in the fifth set. But all in all, the victory is completely okay, “analyzed Boris Becker:” Tsitsipas was the more active and also the better player for long periods. “

In the final, Tsitsipas, who is in a Grand Slam final for the first time, meets Novak Djokovic (34) or the Paris record winner Rafael Nadal (35).

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The last German professional who made it into the Roland Garros final was Michael Stich in 1996, who then lost to the Russian Evgeni Kafelnikow.

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