Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alexander Zverev – Semi-Final – Preview & Prediction | 2022 Italian Open
When is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alexander Zverev on and what time does it start? Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alexander Zverev will take place on Saturday 14th May, 2022 – not before 13:30 (UK)
Where is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alexander Zverev taking place? Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alexander Zverev will take place at Foro Italico in Rome, Italy
What surface is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alexander Zverev being played on? Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alexander Zverev will take place on an outdoor clay court
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23-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas will move back up to world number four after defending Italian Open champion Rafael Nadal’s early exit on Thursday. The Greek overcame a first-set tiebreak to beat Jannik Sinner in straight sets on Friday and set up a second-successive Masters semi-final, and third this year, against Alexander Zverev after the German beat him in three sets at the Madrid Open this time last week. Tsitsipas successfully defended his Monte-Carlo Open title last month via a straight-sets victory over Zverev in the last four before beating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the final.
World number three Alexander Zverev beat Cristian Garin for the first time on Friday, ousting the clay-courter in straight sets early in the day, The 25-year-old won his first Masters title here back in 2017 as a prodigal teenager and he has a total of five now amongst his 19 career ATP titles. Zverev won two of them last season at the Cincinnati Open and the Madrid Open, the latter of which he failed to defend in the final in a straight sets defeat to Carlos Alcaraz. Zverev also won a Gold Medal and the ATP Finals for a second time in 2021 for a career-best season on tour.
This is the third Masters 1000 semi-final played between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev this season and the fourth in a row after Zverev beat the Greek in three sets on his way to the Cincinnati Open title last summer. In fact the last five meetings between the two have been semi-finals or above, with Zverev winning the two matches played on hardcourts and Tsitsipas winning each of their meetings on clay to lead 7-4 overall. Tsitsipas leads 3-1 on clay including last season’s five-set epic at Roland-Garros in, again, the semi-finals but Zverev has won three of their last five meetings to really muddy the waters. Backing the Greek to win at least a set is the suitably cautious move on his best surface but Zverev is a former champion in Rome and straight-sets would be a surprise. Perhaps there would be more value in backing the German to win at least a set here.