Prior to play was called off due to bad weather on Saturday at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Stefanos Tsitsipas had a 6-3, 4-3 lead over Portugal's Nuno Borges.
With 15 victories and no break points in the challenging circumstances, the fifth-seeded Greek dominated the opening 65 minutes. On Sunday, Tsitsipas will make a comeback with an advantage in the second set.
Tsitsipas has pleasant memories of Rome because he won the clay-court competition there in 2022 and made it to the final. The 24-year-old might face Lorenzo Sonego next after the Italian overcame Yoshihito Nishioka 7-5, 6-3 in the other semifinal matchup. Sonego is aiming to advance this week and earn his first title of the season.