Rome 2022 SF: (4) Stefanos Tsitsipas vs (2) Alexander Zverev

Who will win this Little Three match?

  • Tsitsipas in 2

    Votes: 10 20.8%
  • Tsitsipas in 3

    Votes: 30 62.5%
  • Zverev in 2

    Votes: 3 6.3%
  • Zverev in 3

    Votes: 5 10.4%

  • Total voters
    48

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
For the 4th straight clay court Big Tournament, we've got another Steferev and another Little Three match. The Greek leads 7-4 in the overall H2H and 3-1 on clay, while the German won 3 of the last 5 matches, including this year's Madrid SF.
Match time TBD, but maybe on Day session.
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a10best

Hall of Fame
Will Zverev get angry? Tsit's Dad is there (coaching)..Ought to be a good one.
Hope they don't put that in the general forum with all the hired clickbait titles.
I say Tsitsipas will win because of his natural net instincts.
 

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
Of all 11 Steferev matches, 6 were on SF, in where both are tied 3-3.
I'd go with a Tsitsipas in 3, but it could easily go Tsitsitsi in 2.
 

top10

Semi-Pro
Stepho is lucky to have survived so far (Grigor had 2 or 3 match points against him), but I think his luck will run over tomorrow.
Sasha in 3
 

Krish0608

G.O.A.T.
Tsitsipas hasn’t looked his best this clay season despite making it deep in every single tournament. I’ll still favor him over Z here just because I liked what I saw in that final set against Sinner.
 
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TheNachoMan

Guest
Zverev getting underestimated in the polls again. You will acknowledge him.
 

Rafa4LifeEver

G.O.A.T.
For the 4th straight clay court Big Tournament, we've got another Steferev and another Little Three match. The Greek leads 7-4 in the overall H2H and 3-1 on clay, while the German won 3 of the last 5 matches, including this year's Madrid SF.
Match time TBD, but maybe on Day session.
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Slower the better for Tsitsipas.
Greece in 3
 

RF-18

Talk Tennis Guru
I think Tsitsi will prevail here. They are pretty evenly matched even on clay but I think Tsitsi wants to make up for that crappy Madrid match. I don't think he was mentally there that week. He is playing alot better now.
 

UnderratedSlam

G.O.A.T.
The biggest complaint I have about Tsitsipas is that he lacks intensity in key moments. He gets to 15-30, 30-30 quite often, but fails to capitalise on such moments by being passive and error-prone. This is what separates Alcaraz from the rest.
That's the difference between a hawk and an opportunist.

Citybus waits for opportunities, Alcatraz MAKES opportunities.
 

Krish0608

G.O.A.T.
The 15-30 point where Tsitsipas had a look at a very makeable pass and missed it. Alcaraz would have made that. Tsitsipas is playing a very poor tactical match here. Just very poor.
 

TennisFan3

Talk Tennis Guru
The 15-30 point where Tsitsipas had a look at a very makeable pass and missed it. Alcaraz would have made that. Tsitsipas is playing a very poor tactical match here. Just very poor.
In all seriousness, Titspas has declined from his clay level a year ago.
He was much more consistent last year at the same events and in RG.
How can a young player get worse with time? It blows my mind.
 

TennisFan3

Talk Tennis Guru
The biggest complaint I have about Tsitsipas is that he lacks intensity in key moments. He gets to 15-30, 30-30 quite often, but fails to capitalise on such moments by being passive and error-prone. This is what separates Alcaraz from the rest.
Please. Let's not hype Alcatraz. We have such a small sample size. Let's see what the youngster does in slams. I'm betting he won't win a set vs Novak at slam level.
 
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