Tennis: Zverev sets up Nadal clash for Rome title

Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his semi final match against Croatia's Marin Cilic. PHOTO: REUTERS

ROME (AFP) - Alexander Zverev reached a second straight final at the Rome Masters on Saturday (May 19)with a 7-6 (15/13), 7-5 defeat of Marin Cilic.

The German defending champion will play on Sunday for the trophy against seven-time winner Rafael Nadal, who has beaten the German in all four of their previous meetings.

Zverev has now won 13 matches in succession and 30 for the season.

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