Stefanos Tsitsipas becomes first Greek to reach Grand Slam final at French Open

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Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Alexander Zverev to set up a French Open final against either world number one Novak Djokovic or clay king Rafael Nadal.
PARIS – Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to reach a Grand Slam final on Friday when he defeated Germany's Alexander Zverev in a bruising five-setter at the French Open. Fifth-seeded Tsitsipas won 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 and will face either 13-time champion Rafael Nadal or world number one Novak Djokovic in the championship match.

However, the 22-year-old will have his work cut out on Sunday -- he is 2-7 against Nadal and 2-5 playing Djokovic. ALSO READ: Chapter 58 for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal at French Open "All I can think of is my roots, a small place outside Athens where I dreamed to play on the big stage at the French Open," said a tearful Tsitsipas on making his first final at the majors, secured on a fifth match point.

"It was nerve-wracking, so intense, I stayed alive. I went out there and fought. This win means a lot, it's the most…
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