Zverev fights past Cilic to enter final

Zverev fights past Cilic to enter final

TOP FORM: Germany's Alexander Zverev reacts after winning his semifinal match against Croatia's Marin Cilic. Reuters

Second-seed and holder Alexander Zverev posted a 7-6 (15/13), 7-5 win over Australian Open finalist Marin Cilic on Saturday to enter the final of Rome Masters.

Zverev will face Spain's top seed Rafael Nadal, who beat Serbia's Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the other semifinal. 

Zverev will aim for an upset of Nadal as well as a claycourt Masters double after winning Madrid last weekend.

The 21-year-old German will be playing his fifth final in the last 10 Masters events -- he won Rome and Montreal in 2017 and played the Miami final this season.

Saturday's win over Cilic extended his current win streak to 13 matches while he has 30 match wins in total in 2018.