Stefanos Tsitsipas Dominates Casper Ruud to Win Monaco Masters 1000 Title

Stefanos Tsitsipas. Denis Balibouse/REUTERS

The Greek clearly dominated the Norwegian this Sunday in the final (6-1, 6-4) to win the Monaco Masters 1000, as a regular.

Tsitsipas as boss. This Sunday in the final in Monte-Carlo, the Greek clearly dominated the Norwegian Casper Ruud, who missed the event (6-1, 6-4). Stefanos Tsitsipas offers his third Monte-Carlo in three contested finals.

The Monegasque clay court is definitely the garden of the world number 12, who, thanks to this victory, will move up to seventh place in the world as of this Monday. Author of a mixed start to the season, the Greek took advantage of this week on the Rock to find color, as in 2021 and 2022 where he had already won. After Alexander Zverev, Karen Khachanov and Janik Sinner, it is Casper Ruud who suffered the law of the 25-year-old right-hander under the Monegasque sun. Offensive from the start, Tsitsipas quickly broke his Norwegian opponent, surprisingly feverish and at fault with his forehand. In 37 minutes, the first set (6-1) was already in the pocket of the Roland-Garros 2021 finalist, who shone with his mobility and fluidity in serve-volley.

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In the second round, Ruud (finally) was level with his rival up to 4-3. It was precisely during this seventh game, more than twelve minutes long, that the number 10 seed missed his chance. Three missed break points, saved by Tsitsipas, illustrated the Norwegian’s lack of efficiency throughout the match (0/8 break points converted). For the Greek, on the other hand, the first match point was the right one on a return game, concluded with a final forehand.

Lying on the clay, Tsitsipas could savor. Its 2024 clay-court season is off to a flying start, with a third title gleaned in Monte-Carlo in four years.

2024-04-14 14:50:34
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