Dramatic Clay Court Showdown: Tsitsipas Defeats Zverev in Monte-Carlo Masters 1000

Happy are the spectators who had a ticket for the Court des Princes this Thursday. While the central team caught up by offering matches interrupted the day before, they were able to witness a superb match between Stefanos Tsitsipas (12th) and Alexander Zverev (5th). A real clay court match, where the game is closest to chess, when hitting the ball hard is no longer enough to secure the point.

In this little game, Tsitsipas was the best. He reminded everyone that he was one of the specialists on this surface, even if his recent results did not particularly speak in his favor. In search of a convincing victory since the start of the season, he had never beaten a player better ranked than him before this Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo and had even left the top 10. The Greek woke up at best moment. More precise despite a heavier strike to his opponent, Tsitsipas managed to take the first set with a marvel of cross-handed backhand passing.

An eventful second set

Zverev would then experience a terrible slump. Combined with the fact that Tsitsipas did not lower his level, the second set turned into a lone rider and saw the Greek emerge 7-5, 5-0. Right on time when Zverev found his senses and his tennis again. After dismissing the first two match points, he began a fantastic comeback. Tsitsipas, for his part, saw his arm tense and his opponent return to 5-5 in a match that had gone completely crazy. Pushed to the tie-break after having served twice for the match, Tsitsipas was more effective. A forehand volley into the net from Zverev ended the suspense.

Asked about this second set of all the dangers, Tsitsipas did not beat around the bush: “It was the adventure of a lifetime. I lost my momentum quite dramatically and tried to hang on. And in the tie-break I felt quite confident. I thought I could do something about it. It’s a good victory after a big mental effort to stay in the match. It shows that I can do good things, I’m not finished. »

2024-04-11 14:05:43
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