Rafael Nadal trounced Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Italian Open final. It was a measure of revenge for Nadal after losing to the 20-year-old Greek in Madrid last week. Nadal will face the winner of the match between Novak Djokovic and Diego Schwartzman.
In the women’s semi-final, another Greek player was eliminated as Maria Sakkari lost to Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-4. Pliskova will now face Great Britain’s Johanna Konta in Sunday’s final.