Monte Carlo Masters: Stefanos Tsitsipas claims first Masters 1000 title with out dropping a set
Tsitsipas received his final title in February final 12 months on the Open 13 indoor event in Marseille — simply weeks earlier than France went into lockdown for the primary time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Stefanos Tsitsipas received the Monte Carlo Masters with out dropping a set, beating Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday for his first title this 12 months and sixth general.
Fourth-seeded Tsitsipas was in dominant kind as he edged 4-3 forward of the sixth-seeded Russian of their profession conferences, having additionally crushed him on clay final 12 months within the French Open quarter-finals.
The 22-year-old Greek received his final title in February final 12 months on the Open 13 indoor event in Marseille — simply weeks earlier than France went into lockdown for the primary time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 23-year-old Rublev was aiming for his second title of the 12 months, his first at Masters degree and ninth general. He had produced an audacious show to defeat document 11-time champion Rafael Nadal on Friday, and additional affirm why he is among the rising stars of tennis.
After successful the ATP Cup with Russia, Rublev reached the quarter-finals on the Australian Open after which received the ABN AMRO World Tennis Event in Rotterdam final month for his fourth title in seven months. Since Rotterdam, he’s reached 4 consecutive semifinals, together with Monte Carlo.
However he could not even get a break level in opposition to Tsitsipas.
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