Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev face each other for the third consecutive Masters 1000 semi-final. They have shared one win each in their last two matches, with Zverev winning the most recent one in the semifinal of the Mutua Madrid Open. Tsitsipas has a 7-4 lead over Zverev in their head-to-head score and a 3-1 lead on the clay court.
Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas might become the next big rivalry. They have faced each other 11 times, with this match being the 12th battle. Tsitsipas has won many tough battles here in Rome. He faced match point against Grigor Dimitrov but managed to get the better of Bulgarian. He also came back from being down a set to brush aside Karen Khachanov. Zverev, on the other hand, has finished all of his matches in straight sets in the Italian Open 2022. He also finally managed to subdue Cristian Garin in the quarterfinals, and he carried that high in the match with Tsitsipas.
Sasha Zverev takes the first set from Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Alexander Zverev took an early lead as he won the first set 6-4 against Tsitsipas. Zverev looks like he is about to make it a double on the clay court. Stefanos Tsitsipas would have to win this set, and he has made a great start by preventing the breakpoint from Zverev. Zverev would like to seal the matters in the second set as Tsitsipas has already made a lot of comeback wins in Rome and Zverev would like to stop this habit of Tsitsipas.
Alexander Zverev would like to bring the scores closer and make a back-to-back win against Tsitsipas heading into the French Open 2022.