Stefanos Tsitispas has joined Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as the only active players to reach the final of all three claycourts Masters 1000 events. The Greek achieved the feat by beating Alexander Zverev in three sets in. the semifinals of the Italian Open on Saturday.
The 23-year-old has won both his Masters 1000 titles in Monte-Carlo and made the Madrid final in 2019.
The young Greek successfully defended his title at the Monte-Carlo Masters last month, before reaching the semifinals in Madrid, where he lost to Zverev. Tsitsipas avenged that loss in Rome to move to his first final at the Foro Italico.
With his win on Saturday, the World No. 5 improved to 8-4 against the German. He will take on World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final.
How have Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic fared in Masters 1000 tournaments on clay?
Novak Djokovic (37), Rafael Nadal (36) and Roger Federer (28) have won the most Masters 1000 titles of any player in history.
While Djokovic and Nadal have won all three Masters 1000 tournaments that are currently played on clay, Federer has failed to triumph in Monte-Carlo and Rome. The Swiss won three titles on the clay in Hamburg, which is no longer a Masters 1000 tournament.
Djokovic, meanwhile, has won two titles in Monte-Carlo, three in Madrid and five in Rome. The Serb is also a six-time finalist in Rome and a two-time finalist in Monte-Carlo. He's looking for a sixth title in the Italian capital this year after last triumphing in 2020.
Nadal has won a record 11 titles in Monte-Carlo, five in Madrid and 10 in Rome. He has lost one title match in the Principality, three in the Spanish capital and two in Rome.
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