Tsitsipas Wins Tenth Consecutive Match To Set Up Barcelona Final With Ruud

Tsitsipas Wins Tenth Consecutive Match To Set Up Barcelona Final With Ruud

by Zachary Wimer

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Stefanos Tsitsipas will once again play against Casper Ruud in a final, as he bested Dusan Lajovic to progress to the final of the 2024 Barcelona Open.

Last week in Monte-Carlo, the Greek player took on Ruud in the final of the ATP Masters 1000 event. He won that match to win his third trophy at the event, and now he'll have a chance to finally win a Barcelona Open trophy.

It comes after another solid week on the tennis court as Tstisipas bested Lajovic in the semi-final. It wasn't an easy win for the Greek, as the Serbian made him work hard for it, and he's also likely getting tired after recording his tenth consecutive win.

The first set wasn't the best from Tsitsipas, but it was certainly very good from Lajovic. He didn't allow a single break point, but he created a few and eventually converted one to take the opening set, 7-5.

Tsitsipas was a bit fatigued in this match after another long week, but he was able to find something in the second set. He was quite aggressive, even on the serve, and really took it to Lajovic.

He would save the only break point he faced while finally creating a few on the Serbian's serve and converted one late to win the set 6-4.

The final set was basically a no-contest because Lajovic couldn't really stand up to a soaring Tsitsipas, who was fully in control by now. The Greek player easily outplayed his opponent, breaking him twice to win the match 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

This is yet another final in Barcelona for Tsitsipas, as he was beaten two times before, and it's a final against Ruud, whom he beat just a week ago in Monte-Carlo.

Both will try to break a losing streak in the finals, while for Tsitsipas it will be a streak in Barcelona, where he lost three times, for Ruud it will be streak in 2024, as he lost all three finals he played.


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