A finalist will be decided when Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev meet in the French Open semifinals. Here are your predictions for this elite level matchup on the clay in Paris. We also predict the other semifinal, between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Alexander Zverev
Yesh Ginsburg: Stefanos Tsitsipas was truly impressive in his quarterfinal dismantling of Daniil Medvedev. Alexander Zverev, on the other hand, keeps on winning, but I’m still not impressed. The German has a huge serve and good baseline game, but it’s hard to see what he has that can really trouble the Greek on these clay courts. Expect Tsitsipas to reach a first Grand Slam final. Tsitsipas in 4
Damian Kust: The Greek owns a solid lead in the head-to-head series, although they only played each other once on clay. If anything, this surface should favor the Greek, whose weaker return of serve is not as easily exposable here. Zverev has had a very comfortable path so far, besides going down two sets to love against Oscar Otte in the opening round. The quality of the opposition just hasn’t been that great, which can’t be said about Tsitsipas who really had to find his best level against the likes of Isner or Medvedev. The Greek really should be making the finals here. Tsitsipas in 4
Jim Smith: It has been another impressive tournament from both Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, who are becoming increasingly comfortable at the Majors. It is the Greek who has looked the sharper so far in Paris, however, particularly in his straight-sets victory over Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals. Zverev has also struggled with this matchup, winning just two of their seven previous meetings. Expect Tsitsipas to reach his first Grand Slam final. Tsitsipas in 4