With a comeback victory over Zverev, Tsitsipas advances to the Italian Open final.

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the Italian Open semi-final . Tsitsipas will face Novak Djokovic or Casper Ruud in the final .

Stefanos Tsitsipas, the world number five, reached the Italian Open final for the first time on Saturday after rallying to defeat Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.To claim his third Masters 1000 crown, Tsitsipas, who will climb to fourth in the new ATP charts next week, will need to defeat top-ranked Novak Djokovic or Norwegian fifth seed Casper Ruud.Tsitsipas shocked Zverev in the third claycourt Masters 1000 semi-final between the two this season, as he stayed consistent from the baseline and solid on serve.Zverev was efficient in the first set, his first serve running like a clockwork, but Tsitsipas dropped a set for the first time in this tournament, falling a set in the second set.

Tsitsipas broke the Zverev serve once more to seal a comfortable victory for the Germans as the game went off the boil.He now has a Tour-leading 31 match victories, and he leads his head-to-head against Zverev 8-4.Zverev is yet to win a title this season after losing to the first round of elimination.