Stefanos Tsitsipas gained the Monte Carlo Masters without dropping 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 4-3 forward of the sixth-seeded Russian of their profession conferences, having additionally overwhelmed him on clay final 12 months within the French Open quarterfinals.
From proficient junior to Masters 1000 champion ?
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) April 18, 2021
The 22-year-old Greek gained his final title in February final 12 months on the Open 13 indoor match in Marseille ? simply weeks earlier than France went into lockdown for the primary time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 23-year-old Rublev was aiming for his second title of the 12 months, his first at Masters degree and ninth total. He had produced an audacious show to defeat report 11-time champion Rafael Nadal on Friday, and additional affirm why he is among the rising stars of tennis.
Tsitsipas in 2021:
✅ ATP Cup (undefeated in singles)
✅ Australian Open semi-final
✅ Rotterdam semi-final
✅ Marseille quarter-final
✅ Acapulco remaining
✅ Miami quarter-final
✅ Monte-Carlo champion pic.twitter.com/QPA0NqEaXj
— ATP Tour (@atptour) April 18, 2021
After successful the ATP Cup with Russia, Rublev reached the quarterfinals on the Australian Open after which gained the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam final month for his fourth title in seven months. Since Rotterdam, he’s reached 4 consecutive semifinals, together with Monte Carlo.
But he couldn’t even get a break level in opposition to Tsitsipas.