Sunday, May 9

Tsitsipas takes the grand prize in Monte Carlo


  • The Greek tennis player conquers his first Masters 1,000 by easily beating Russian Rublev by a double 6-3.

Stefanos Tsitsipas has made the bank jump on the red carpet of Monte Carlo, not because of the money that he takes as a new champion that the covid pandemic has forced to reduce to 251,085 euros, against the 958,000 that last year’s winner Fabio Fognini took, if no because after beating Andrey Rublev 6-3 and 6-3, the Greek tennis player, world number 5, has conquered his first Masters 1,000 and it is placed at the top of the classification of the year for the Nitto Finals that this year will be released in Turin.

The Greek tennis player has entered the Rainiero III center of the Monte Carlo Country Club very sure of how he should face the final and take advantage of his opportunity. Matched to three wins with Rublev in their previous confrontations, Tsitsipas he had the and clear ideas of how he should play. Their experience in the last two lost finals in 2018, in Toronto, against Rafael Nadal and in 2019, in Madrid, before Novak Djokovic.

Clear domain

Tsitsipas He has imposed his powerful service to dominate the points and, after making the ‘break’ (2-0) in the second game, he has no longer let his advantage slip to score the sleeve in 38 minutes. Rublev he has not found a way to break the dominance of Greek. His powerful blows, which had carried him to the end and with which he had beaten Rafael Nadal, they did not have the effectiveness this time.

Checkmate

The domain of Tsitsipas In the first set it has remained in the second where the Greek has made two new ‘breaks’, the last to certify his victory in just 70 minutes and without having given a set in the entire tournament.

“The battle on land begins in the brain. It is a surface where you have to know how to find the moment, not rush, have patience and control,” he had said. Tsitsipas this week in Monte Carlo. The Greek tennis player is obsessive about proposing tactics on the court, as if he were playing a game of chess, and this week he has visualized the moves until he achieved checkmate.

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Tsitsipas is placed first in the ranking of the year with 2,540 points surpassing Novak Djokovic that led her with 2,140 points after her victory at the Australian Open. The Greek tennis player scores his first Masters 1,000 and the sixth of his record, in which the Nitto Finals ATP, won in 2019, appears as the most prominent.

So much Tsitsipas What Rublev will be this next week in the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell where Nadal awaits them, with a spirit of revenge, who chooses to win his 12th title on the center court that bears his name. The current world number 3 has already been training on the tracks of RCT Barcelona this Sunday.


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