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Alexander Zverev and Nicolas Jarry to square off in Italian Open final

Alexander Zverev will bid for a second Italian Open title after booking his place in the final.

Zverev, the 2017 winner, will play Nicolas Jarry in the final on Sunday after downing Novak Djokovic's conqueror Alejandro Tabilo in the last four.

The German came from a set down to win 1-6 7-6 (4) 6-2.

At 3-3 in the second-set tie-break, Zverev was just four points away from losing but came good in the end.

He said on the ATP website: "I was just hanging on in the second set. I brought my energy up.

"I was really just hanging on and waiting and the patience was kind of good.

"He hit me off the court in the first set and I did not play well at all, but he was a big reason why.

"He gave me no rhythm and I am happy I turned it around in the tie-break and ran away in the third set."

Chilean Jarry ruined Tommy Paul's birthday by winning the second semi-final 6-3 6-7 (3) 6-3.

"I was pleased with how I came back with my aggressive tennis in the third set," he said after reaching his first Masters final.

"To finish the match is never easy, but I made it through and it's an amazing feeling."

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