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'I am counting on Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alexander Zverev to reach Roland Garros final,' says analyst

Stefanos Tsitsipas fist pump Monte-Carlo

Either Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alexander Zverev will make the Roland Garros final says Eurosport tennis expert and two-time Roland-Garros finalist Alex Corretja.

Tsitsipas and Zverev are both in the same half of the draw at the French Open, meaning that a potential semi-final clash could await the pair.

Although both in top form at the moment, the duo are considered to be in the 'easier' half of the draw with the big three of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer all in the other half.

Tsitsipas is at a career high of world number five at the moment and has recently won his first Masters title at Monte-Carlo, reached the final of both Acapulco and Barcelona, and won the Roland Garros warm up event in Lyon.

Meanwhile Zverev, world number six, won the Madrid Masters and the Acapulco title, and is showing probably his strongest form both mentally and physically at the moment.

Arguably Tsitsipas would have the hardest route to the final with world number two Daniil Medvedev in his quarter, but despite the Russian making it through to round three, he still isn't the most comfortable on a clay surface.

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Despite this, Corretja believes that both players are now at the level where anything but a final place would be a disappointment.

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

"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."

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