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Match Thread: [6] Alexander Zverev vs. [5] Stefanos Tsitsipas | 2021 French Open Men's Semifinal

Match Thread: [6] Alexander Zverev vs. [5] Stefanos Tsitsipas | 2021 French Open Men's Semifinal

iamalexis_ch

I just took a nap and now is 4:0?!


Epic_b2

holy hell...


DarthOverkill

Djokosmash. What a classic.


JonnyArtois

What the fuck was that Djokovic.


hopez11

I just hope he isn't gassed for the final. He was really gassed against Med after that epic against Rafa at the AO


Leotabbycat

I think compared to the AO 5 setter, this was not too bad? Although the 3 and 4 sets were really unnecessary, but hopefully he learned some things from those.


Vqwertbnm

Balkans vs Spain


Vqwertbnm

Bro this Eurosport analysis is quality


KramerDwight

I WAS LITERALLY CRYING FEELING HIS EMOTIONS, and I am not even a Tsitsipas fan. Such a wholesome moment.


Vqwertbnm

crying in the club


shyaminator96

Mischa admits he gave sascha advice during the match even tho he's a reporter uhh...


HarshaKing

Zverev couldn't put himself in RG final :(


Vasst13

0-40 is the new 40-15 for Zverev


jsnoodles

I think because he looks like he’s mid 20s at least it’s easy to forget Stef is only 22.


amy_sport

Tsitsipas' last 8 clay court tournaments: Hamburg F Roland Garros SF Monte Carlo W Barcelona F Madrid R3 Rome QF Lyon W Roland Garros F+ W-L 31-5


Leotabbycat

Honestly he had an awesome season on clay.


weshall8

What's Nadal's record against Djokovic in RG? I can remember only one defeat.


AleroRatking

Nadal has only 2 defeats his entire career. One to djoko and one to soderling


Big_Accident577

7-1.


patrickbuit

Like.. 7-1? 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2020 were all wins for Rafa


Vasst13

5-1 I think?


Vqwertbnm

hey you'd better shut your fuck up i'd put myself in there


HarshaKing

Btw why was Djoker so angry after his QF?


Big_Accident577

Imagine being dominant for two sets, serving 5-4 in the third set TB, losing that set, waiting a long time for the crowd to get out due to curfew, not being able to break until you have multiple match points, not converting them until your rival makes an unforced error... and all of that to play against a well-rested Nadal. I would be frustrated too.


randomprecision07

I'm only now watching it, and I'm shook! :O


Vqwertbnm

he was just pumped


MoreDblRainbows

He said he was just tense.


HarshaKing

I see thanks


weshall8

Have been following him ever since he stunned Federer in 2019 AO. Hopefully this first of many more GS final for this guy.


marcus_aurelius_wsb

Tsiti has a good chance against Novak with his shot making like today. Against Nadal it will be really hard. Nadal's loopy FH will bring out the worst in Tsitsi BH.


Vqwertbnm

Who will win Rafole?


dstrykee

So I guess I’m calling in sick tomorrow…


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That didn't seem super grueling as far as clay court 5 setter. I think the impact of match length on further performance is overstated.


vaireddy

Also, he's only 22, I'm assuming his body will recover much faster too.


Vqwertbnm

Mischa is totally nonplussed that his bro lost lol


kvothei

"Do it for the love of the country" if anyone is wondering.


stoic_trader

Long live stranger, now I can sleep peace... wait, there is Nodal


Vasst13

Class act from him


rich_dang

Straight tears - Tsitsi had me so emotional


Vqwertbnm

Getting the loss in the Final tears out of the way then I see


rich_dang

Must be fun being a Canadian fan rn eh?


No-Reference-6319

Bruh, you suck. Just leave and go watch Rafole or... Bianca.


vaireddy

You're just such an incredibly negative person. Every single comment of yours is negative. Go find some positivity.


mistersmooth1225

Best possible outcome for the tournament is for this match to go 5 sets too


Saiful1995

I love these moments during Roland Garros when we make up scenarios in our heads while already knowing Nadal will always win. Most predictable tournament of all time.


Big_Accident577

Chapter 58: Butchery time.


Necessary_Annual5096

Mischa Zverev having to analyse the match 😬


marcus_aurelius_wsb

Imagine if Sakkari managed to pull off yesterday. Celebrations in Greece will be uncanny.


roderamoke

Man someone get these match analysts outta here. We don’t wanna relive this


dc_dupree

Oh my god you've been non-stop bitching this entire thread. You must be fucking miserable to be around.


roderamoke

Must be your first tennis match. Congrats.


AleroRatking

Man. Tsits made me way way too nervous today


Vasst13

Ah yes my favourite quote "Do it for the love of the_" It's open to interpretation. He truly is a Greek philosopher


anujbeatles

Game? Federer said the same thing after his last win :)


Vasst13

It's confirmed it was country. Love him even more for that


jsnoodles

Just add what you love. I do it for the love of the thought of living alone, for example.


Vasst13

This is so me rn


Hat-Trick_Swayze

Wonderful moment for Stef and the sport. I have a feeling We will be referring back to this Tournament many years down the road. He’s really made me a fan in the last few months, I’m pulling for him. Should be a great Final


Muse95

Kinda hilarious to see Mischa having to analyze why his brother lost. An uncomfortable position to be in I guess.


MicroPencil567

Was great to see his emotion. This win should mean a lot and he really deserved to make a GS final.


Charles_Lips

Mischa secret coach. Give him a fine already


Choice_Awareness

getting into a rg final alone is very rewarding why are yall trying to discredit him by saying he will be obliterated etc he obviously is the underdog


HarshaKing

Main event just before my bedtime Screw you RG


The_Longest_Wave

You'll love to find out that there's some ceremony taking place before the match.


HarshaKing

Damn it STOP THE CEREMONY


rsparkles_bearimy_99

Love that acknowledgement with Sakkari and the Greek fans and the community who are surely show passion. Lovely moment.


jsnoodles

Do it for the love of inspirational quotes.


Vqwertbnm

\*applause\*


gamelover99

Approx how long do we wait now


Giu2020

What did he wroteeeeeeeeeeee????????????????????


PrineethR

NGL I did a little cry


WordWarrior81

Imagine if he writes "Tits" on the camera.


DoubleFaulty1

Draws*


WordWarrior81

Even better


expressionofdeath

For the love of the sport maybe?


Vasst13

6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 This scoreline cures my OCD


Yos_improv

What did he write on the camera?


HTMListerine

Time for the real final, am I right guys


HTMListerine

Bet you all feel like fucking idiots


Ada-casty

We will never know for the love of what


vartholomew-jo

Yes I cried a little and I'm not even know the guy...just a stranger to me...f**k I cringed my self again


Aneiraa_

I'm so looking forward to the final. It's going to be amazing


shyaminator96

Feel bad for mischa having to talk about this lol


rivaldobox

Thanks camera guy, very cool


Vqwertbnm

Tsitsipas won the NextGen half


HarshaKing

Let's do it for the..(?)


callmegiorgio

love of the ... (?)


tsp_207

Capycabra


HarshaKing

Yay vamos


Namrata97

Let's do it for the love of the what??!


Pistefka

...Christ


Vqwertbnm

love of the duck


expressionofdeath

Stefanos writing a full essay on the camera.


tsp_207

Wow does Stefanos like Bartoli that much to consider her his lucky charm?


Vqwertbnm

Tsitsipas getting the crying after the Final loss out of the way early.


alecb

Good thing there isn't another match today - it wouldn't be the French Open without a 45 minute on-court press conference after every match.


Anck-Su-Namun93

Can we all agree that Novak or Rafa will beat Tsitsi easily? Or some give him any chance?


DoubleFaulty1

Tsitsipas can beat Rafa on clay. He keeps improving while Djokovic is declining so I think he has a better chance than Novak.


onlythemarvellous

There’s a chance he can pull it off. He’s come so close before. I’d be one nervous Rafole fan come Sunday is all I’m saying.


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

Sometimes a match like this pushes a player to another level. Whether that match is a level enough for Rafa or Novak is another thing. Last match against both was a tough 3 set.


Shideur-Hero

I don't see Rafa loosing to Stefanos, but Djokovic could.


shaggyjong

I’d give him a decent chance vs Djokovic but I can’t see him beating Nadal


DeltronZero000

Tsitsi took a set off of Rafa in Barcelona so there is always a chance.


young_frogger

He will get creamed


mistersmooth1225

Depends on how this match goes


Nopementator

Guys it's just a matter of time, we love to joke about next gen players, but the moment they'll take over is getting closer and closer. Stefanos somehow defeating Nadal or Nole in the final would be seen as the most definyng moment for the next generation.


shyaminator96

Inb4 the final is 3 sets for rafa or novak


Nopementator

let's say I wouldn't bet on Stefanos. But I would be happy to see him winning. New era will start eventually.


shyaminator96

Hope you're right! I'd be happy if we wins a set


Vqwertbnm

But it won't happen though


Vasst13

I don't care what happens in the final. It's going to be a less stressful match for us Tsitsifans and for him too I am sure being the underdog


PressureCereal

You say that now, until he goes up one set and then every stroke you will be holding your breath.


Vasst13

Hahaha that's right. Until we get that small glimpse of hope that he can win.


Leotabbycat

Ohhhh yes, whatever happens I will be happy with. Just wanted him to be in the final.


Vasst13

Same here. He's proven himself to be legit and in today's match he did it in the most fitting way possible. Snapped back and came to win it,didn't put the foot off the gas and showed his mental strength. I'm so happy for him especially after THAT 2019 match that broke him


Leotabbycat

Right! He is still so young, and he is a fast learner. I feel good about his future.


rivaldobox

Props to the translator, I would forget half of what he said and just make up something on the fly lol


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

Yea they did just that lol


rivaldobox

Those sneaky french! >:(


tsp_207

Djokodal: Yeah yeah yeah I get you're emotional but STFU and let us get on court


Esies

Let 👏the 👏 main👏 event 👏 begin 👏


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bsrhng

more than one way to express joy


uLisen

Cringe


Vqwertbnm

I need to hear from the Tsitsipas supporters who think Tsitsipas will win the Final


Lord_Galactus1

I think he can beat Djokovic, but not Rafa


Vqwertbnm

yay one response!


Leotabbycat

Shut your fuck up and just go away.


Vqwertbnm

small kid


Leotabbycat

:)


StrikesTheBall

His hair is fabulous


Charles_Lips

Why doesnt Marion ask him how he feels on having to play Rafa on Sunday?


HarshaKing

Chichipas


TabletopParlourPalm

Has there been any player who said "tbh I don't give a shit about my country"?


PressureCereal

I'd love for someone to break out something unexpectedly deep like "countries are artificial constructs, we are all people"


TheFlyingMarlboro

I would definitely say something like this.


shyaminator96

Taylor townsend maybe after what the usta put her through


DisastrousMango4

That would be hilarious ngl.


Sophony

Bublik probably


musicalchad

He’s so emotional, it’s great. Just wish he would’ve said “thank you” - it seems like he’s trying to say it but can’t find the words lol


anonymousloverboy

They should let Stefanos win the final. The Greek economy could use some prize money...


GhostofTeholnbugg

Lol


Ashru987

Monaco says hello.


stargirlxoxo

This interview is really endearing, but really long. Wrap it up, please.


jsnoodles

Stef is a massive underdog now which I think he’ll prefer.


Leotabbycat

Yep. I think he will do well in the final. Maybe not win, but well.


SanRemi

Your flair is so great.


jsnoodles

Yours is incredible


marcus_aurelius_wsb

If he can keep his composure, he will be a great contender for the title. Its all mental in the finals against the greatest.


DisastrousMango4

I think the fact that this match went to 5 sets really hurts Tsitsipas' chances.


MicroPencil567

I agree, it comes down to mental fortitude — BUT of all the slams, RG v Rafa demands an ironclad mental game as well as the best clay court tennis one could possibly play. I wish Tsitsipas all the best and would love to see him hold the crown, but hope he knows there is serious prep to do in the 48 hours until final.


bjworthy93

Zverev’s now 0-10 against top ten players in slams. Maybe in Wimbledon he’ll get his first top ten win?


DoubleFaulty1

Maybe if he plays Diego somehow.


Leotabbycat

Don't!


OhSoManyQuestions

Hope not


Salmabutnotsalma

Awww he mentioned Maria


cryptonoob12

See ya’ll in the other thread


Yos_improv

So happy for stefanos. I hope he does well in the final


Hour_Ad1600

Why am I crying??


blackb0xes

SAKKARI SHOUT OUT


jsnoodles

OLYMPICS MIXED GOLD MEDALLISTS INCOMING!


Lia_s_g

Love that he mentions Maria Some people really like to discredit the WTA


De_Bananalove

Tsitsipas actually grew up looking up to Maria. As funny as that sounds, he was a big fan of hers because she was a Greek tennis player who broke through on the tour before he did and she was the only one. He used to be in her instagram comments a lot when he was a junior which was kinda sweet.


ajjy21

i’m tearing up watching this post match interview


Big_Accident577

Damn, he mentioned Maria.


Aneiraa_

Can't wait for the press conference


scouting4food

OH MY GOD END THE INTERVIEW ALREADY FOR GOD'S SAKE


themisfit09

I'm a Rafa fan but the world doesn't revolve around the big 3. The man reached his first GS final. Let him have his moment ffs.


scouting4food

Do you even know why I want to interview to be shorter? 1. The interviews are long and tiring to listen too, especially with the translations. The questions have been rubbish too. 2. They've already cocked up the scheduling and now run the risk of having to play the end of the second semi final in an emtpy stadium. Literally nobody wants that. I've been moaning about the interviews all tournament. Stop assuming pls.


amy_sport

Youngest man to make a GS final since Andy Murray at the 2010 Aus Open & youngest at Roland Garros since Rafa Nadal in 2008


rrrndz

Stef: “I’m not crying. You are!” No Stef, we all are.


zacharius55

Whoever you face in the Final, Stef.. you have my condolences.. T_T


Shideur-Hero

Apparently there is a ceremony before the Djokovic-Nadal match, they really want to finish with empty stands don't they...


themisfit09

This is so wholesome. I love it. :')


shiviam

I want Bartoli to say random things in French while I sleep.


ConvoloEU

Why people hate Zverev? I am not his fan, actually I don't know much about these players, just interesting in the reason for it.


Mediocre-Credit-4170

https://racquetmag.com/2020/11/05/olyas-story/ Just read this and you’ll get why, this is his ex girlfriend Olya Sharapova’s story about the abuse she endured from him


Cadilakor

His arrogance and the allegations against him


Dafuqyoutalkingabout

His attitude, his persona, his sleeveless top and his off-court antics.


ajjy21

he’s a mental midget, partied openly during COVID, just very immature and not likeable at all. the assault allegations don’t help his case either, though they’re unproven edit: the partying during COVID is just an indicator of his character. he’s also never beaten a top 10 player at a slam, just super disappointing as a prospect, and my sense is that people are just over him


Wtfwhy90

He beats women


OvidM2

People think he is a woman abuser because of some accusations by his ex


Rac3318

Alleged domestic abuse


GhostofTeholnbugg

Plus he's an annoying, mentally weak, whiny, entitled brat.