It was already after eleven o’clock when Zverev played his first ball against Tsitsipas. The late surcharge did not cause any major problems for the German, rather the 25-year-old started well, but lost the thread in the second set.
However, Zverev demonstrated mental strength, was always there in the third set against his Greek opponent when it came down and finally used his first match ball to 6: 4, 3: 6, 6: 2 after 1:53 hours. For Zverev it was the fourth victory in the eleventh duel with Tsitsipas. Now the German number 1 is against the new Spanish crowd favorite Carlos Alcaraz.
Alcaraz falls down Djokovic in a high -class match
The young star did not get stopped by the world ranking of Novak Djokovic during his triumphal march. In a high-class semi-finals over 3:35 hours, the 19-year-old Spaniard prevailed on Saturday with 6: 7 (5: 7), 7: 5 and 7: 6 (7: 5) against the Serbs.
In the final of the Masters 1000 tournament, Alcaraz, who had turned off his compatriot and record grand slam winner Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals, now meets the winner of the game of Olympic champion Alexander Zverev against the Greeks Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Tunesian Ons Jabeur wins women’s competition
Tunesian Ons Jabeur won the tennis tournament in Madrid. The 27-year-old prevailed on Saturday evening in the final against Jessica Pegula from the USA with 7: 5, 0: 6, 6: 2 and thus celebrated the greatest success of her career so far. Jabeur is the first player from an Arab country to win a tournament of the WTA 1000 category. The Tunisian also played in the favorite group for the French Open in Paris. The second Grand Slam tournament of the season begins on May 22nd.