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Stefanos Tsitsipas wins Andrey Rublev’s first 1000 Masters title – Tennis Sports

World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas won the sixth ATP title in Monte Carlo and the first title at the Masters 1000 level. The 22-year-old Greek lost the previous two title matches in the Masters 1000 series and changed it in the Principality to write the history of Greek tennis.

In the final, Tsitsipas defeated Masters 1000 finalist Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 in 71 minutes for the first time, defeating Russia four times in seven matches to raise the trophy. Stefanos dropped 10 points in nine service games, but never faced a break point and put pressure on Andrey’s side.

The Russians defeated Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud for the final, but had no chance of defeating the mighty Greeks and lost three serve to push their rivals towards the trophy. Stefanos fired 18 winners and 13 unforced errors, leaving Andrey at a ratio of 10-21 and he in all segments to celebrate the biggest title since the 2019 ATP Finals. Overwhelmed.

Tsitsipas grabbed the service winner and opening game after Deuce and secured a break in the next game following Rublev’s forehand mistake. Stefanos settled on a great rhythm and took home a third game with another unreturned serve before the Russians put his name on the scoreboard with the forehand winner in the next game.

Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Andrey Rublev at the age of 22 with his first Masters 1000 Crown.

World No. 5 fired three service winners in Game 5 to open the 4-1 gap and landed the backhand on the line winner in 4-2 to move forward firmly.

Rublev lovingly reduced the deficit, but 32 minutes later Tsitsipas clinched the set with the winner of the service 6-3, which was too late to make an impact. After an early break in Stefanos, Returner scored only 7 points. This suggests a closer fight in Set 2.

Andrey held after Deuce in the first game, before Stefanos responded with a 1-1 service winner. In Game 3 40-15, Rublev lost four straight points, sprayed a backhand mistake and broke further away from the title.

Tsitsipas confirmed a break with the winner of the service and both worked well to stay within the same distance in the next four games. Andrey served 3-5 and sent a wide backhand to provide a break and victory for Stephanos, who started a major celebration with his family.

– Tennis Sports

Stefanos Tsitsipas wins Andrey Rublev’s first 1000 Masters title

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