Stefanos Tsitsipas matched Rafael Nadal’s record by becoming the youngest player at the age of 22 years, 305 days to reach the Roland Garros men’s singles final.
Tsitsipas defeated his opponent Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 in a breathtaking semi-final on Friday.
Nadal was the first player to reach the Roland Garros men’s single final in 2008 at the age of 22 years, 5 days.
The 22-year-old is through to the maiden major final of his career and now awaits top-seeded Novak Djokovic or 13-time Roland-Garros champion in the title decider.
The victory ended Tsitsipas’ three-match losing streak in Grand Slam semi-finals.
Tsitsipas saved three break points in his opening service game of the fifth set before opening up a 4-1 lead.
Zverev saved four match points to hold for 3-5 but it only delayed the Greek’s celebration by one game as he sealed the victory with an ace after three hours and 37 minutes of play.