Stefanos Tsitsipas defended his Monte Carlo Masters title with a straight-set triumph Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, once again demonstrate its brilliance on clay courts. The Greek No. 3 seeds defeated world No. 46 Davidovich 6-3, 7-6 (3) in an hour and 36 minutes, denying him a chance to become bottom-ranked ATP Masters 1000 Champion since Tomas Berdych in 2005.
It is Tsitsipas’ eighth triumph at tour level and his fourth on clay Finalist of the French Open 2021 demonstrates why he is one of the front runners for the Roland Garros title this year. The triumph joins an elite list of back-to-back Monte-Carlo Masters winners for the Greek, including Rafael Nadal, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Thomas Muster and Bjorn Borg.
Will Stefanos Tsitsipas prove to be a hurdle?
2021, the Greek sensation was significantly closer to winning the French Open as he led by 2 sets Novak Djokovic in the final before the world No. 1 found his way to win the following 3 sets.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’ life wasn’t easy after the Roland Garros final. Stefanos was eliminated in the first round Wimbledon before falling in the second round of the ATP 500 in Hamburg, where he had big ambitions to win his first title. He also hoped to win at least one major in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In singles he was eliminated in the third round, in mixed doubles in the quarterfinals.
But just when everyone thought his career was over, he pulled off a remarkable comeback Monte Carlo 2022, defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in straight sets to reclaim his title. He is also preparing for another tilt French Open title after losing in last year’s final Roland Garros against Djokovic despite a two-set lead. He explained that himself “I think my tennis is excellent on all surfaces, although it adapts better on clay.”
Given his performance to date and his determination, maybe that’s a safe bet Stefanos Tsitsipas won’t allow that Rolland Garros title quickly out of his hand. He’ll do anything to win the title, even if it’s beating world no Novak Djokovicwho underperformed in Monte Carlo and hopes to bounce back and overcome that at his home game in Belgrade “King of Clay” Rafael Nadal who is keen to add another French Open title to his collection.
Stefanos Tsitsipas will be back in action at the Barcelona Open
Tsitsipas will not look too far ahead for the time being. This week the Greek is back in action at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. The top seed is a two-time runner-up at the ATP 500and he’s aiming for a third title here.
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