Tsitsipas Completes Majestic Week In Monte Carlo With Perfect Final Win Over Ruud

Tsitsipas Completes Majestic Week In Monte Carlo With Perfect Final Win Over Ruud

by Erik Virostko

Stefanos Tsitsipas is the Monte-Carlo Masters champion for the third time in his career after beating Casper Ruud in the final.

The Greek player won the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Monaco for the first time in 2021 and he was able to defend his triumph one year later in 2022, but in 2023, it was Andrey Rublev who reigned supreme in the Principality.

In 2024, Tsitsipas entered the tournament, knowing that his season had been far below what he had probably anticipated, but it was this week in Monte Carlo that changed it all for him.

As a result of his run to the final, he ensured a return to the Top 10, and in the final match, he showed why he deserves the spot among the tennis elite, as he completely outplayed his Norwegian opponent.

Both recorded big wins in the semi-finals, when Ruud stunned Novak Djokovic, while Tsitsipas was able to outplay Jannik Sinner, and both wanted to back it up in the final.

However, the Greek player was able to do it much better as after his opponent won the opening game of the first set, he won six consecutive games, converting three of five break points while saving three himself, to dominantly win the opening set 6-1.

Tsitsipas didn't start the second set well, trailing 0-30 on his serve, a deficit that transferred into one break point for his opponent. However, the Greek was able to save it, and later in the set, he once again establish a one-break lead.

It was just a perfect final match from Tsitsipas, who once again reigned supreme in Monte Carlo, beating Ruud in the final, 6-1, 6-4 to win his third title in Monaco, and ensure that he will improve to the seventh place in the ATP Rankings, just one spot ahead of Andrey Rublev, who didn't defend his trophy from the last year.


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