Tennis: Zverev sets up Nadal clash for Rome title

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