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Monte Carlo Masters: Stefanos Tsitsipas wins his first Masters 1000 title with out shedding a set

Tsitsipas gained her final title in February final 12 months on the Open 13 indoor event in Marseille – simply weeks earlier than France was first stranded as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Stefanos Tsitsipas kisses the trophy after beating Andrey Rublev within the Monte Carlo Masters closing on Sunday. AP Picture

Stefanos Tsitsipas gained the Monte Carlo Masters with out shedding a set, beating Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday for his first title this 12 months and sixth total.

Fourth-seeded Tsitsipas was in dominant kind as he edged the sixth-seeded Russian 4-3 of their profession encounters, having additionally crushed him on clay final 12 months within the quarterfinals. Roland-Garros closing.

The 22-year-old Greek gained 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 as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Rublev, 23, was aiming for his second title of the 12 months, his first at Masters degree and ninth total. He had produced a daring show to defeat eleven-time world champion Rafael Nadal on Friday and additional verify why he’s considered one of tennis’s rising stars.

After successful the ATP Cup with Russia, Rublev reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after which gained the ABN AMRO world tennis event in Rotterdam final month for his fourth title in seven months. Since Rotterdam, he has reached 4 consecutive semi-finals, together with Monte Carlo.

However he could not even get a breaking level in opposition to Tsitsipas.

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