Stefanos Tsitsipas French Open 2021

‘Reaching semi-finals not a good French Open for Tsitsipas’, believes former world No. 2

Former world No. 2 Alex Corretja said he is “counting on” Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alexander Zverev to reach the final of the 2021 French Open.

Two-time Roland Garros runner-up Corretja also believes world No. 5 Tsitsipas is “ready for whatever comes his way”.

Tsitsipas and Zverev are both in the bottom half of the men’s singles draw, and could meet each other in the semi-finals.

Eurosport expert Corretja said: “I don’t think there is a scenario where we say reaching the semi-finals is a good tournament for Stefanos.

“I think he is ready for whatever comes his way. He reached the semi-finals last year, he has won a Masters already, he has played semi-finals in Australia as well.

“I think between him or Alex Zverev they should be reaching the final – I am counting on them.”

Tsitsipas has defeated Jeremy Chardy and Pedro Martinez in straight sets to reach the third round in Paris. There, the 22-year-old will face John Isner tomorrow.

Zverev overcame Oscar Otte from 2-0 down in sets in the opening round, before beating Roman Safiullin in straight sets. The 24-year-old German will play Laslo Djere in the round of 32.

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