Tsitsipas wins first title of the year

Stefanos Tsitsipas (12th place, Greece) won the singles championship at the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour Monte Carlo Masters (total prize money of 5,950,575 euros).

Tsitsipas defeated Kasper Ruud (10th, Norway) 2-0 (6-1 6-4) in the singles final on the last day of the tournament held in Monte Carlo, Monaco on the 14th (local time).

With this, Tsitsipas lifted the trophy for the first time in this year’s competition.

Tsitsipas has repeatedly been caught by lower-ranked players this year.

Since the Los Cabos, Mexico tournament (semifinals) last February, they have never advanced beyond the quarterfinals. 파워볼사이트

The last time he won the tour was in Los Cabos in July of last year, and that was already 9 months ago.

But this competition was different.

He defeated strong players including world number 5 Alexander Zverev (Germany) and this year’s Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner (second place, Italy) to reach the finals, and eventually lifted the trophy.

The Monte Carlo Masters is a tournament where Tsitsipas showed a strong performance.

He won the competition in 2021 and 2022, and regained the throne again after two years.

After confirming his win that day, Tsitsipas lay on the court floor for a while and held his face, as if he was remembering his troubles.

He said, “I had a really hard time, but it’s amazing to be able to get on the podium and win again.”

Tsitsipas’ ranking, which fell out of the top 10, is expected to rise to 7th with this win.

Ruud defeated Novak Djokovic (No. 1, Serbia) in the semifinals, becoming the first Norwegian player to defeat the world No. 1, but was unable to carry his momentum into the final.

Rude shows a weak side in the finals of big competitions.

Until this day, he had never won in the finals of a major tournament, including losing all 3 singles finals of major tournaments, 1 loss in the finals of the ATP Finals, and 2 losses in the finals of the Masters 1000 Series.

Meanwhile, defending champion Carlos Alcaras (3rd place, Spain) will not participate in the Barcelona Open, which starts on the 15th, due to an arm injury and will not be able to challenge for his third consecutive title in the tournament.

Alcaras also withdrew from the Monte Carlo Masters.

Rafael Nadal (646th, Spain), who had not been on the court due to a hip injury, returns after three months through the Barcelona Open. 한국야동

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