Tennis: Monte Carlo attracts with a surprise final


Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud are surprisingly playing for victory at the Masters 1000 tournament in Monte Carlo. The Greek Tsitsipas prevailed in his semi-final match against Australian Open winner Jannik Sinner from Italy, number two in the world, 6:4 3:6 6:4. The Norwegian Ruud then defeated the 24-time Grand Slam tournament winner and world number one Novak Djokovic from Serbia 6:4 1:6 6:4.

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Sinner had to struggle with physical problems against the Greek Tsitsipas, who had slipped out of the top ten in the world rankings for the first time since 2019 and slipped to twelfth place. The 22-year-old had to be treated by a physiotherapist twice in the third set because of a problem with his right leg. This is probably why the decisive set slipped away from him despite his break lead.

“I’m very proud of that,” said Tsitsipas. “That was tennis at the highest level that I am capable of playing.” He now has the chance for his third “Monte” title after 2021 and 2022. Sinner suffered his first defeat after nine wins in a row, although he was able to thwart a total of twelve break chances against him.

Surprise finale in Monte Carlo

Tennis fans can expect a surprise final at the ATP 1000 tournament in Monte Carlo: Stefanos Tsitsipas meets Norwegian Casper Ruud.

Djokovic beaten

Djokovic ended the match against Ruud with a double fault – perhaps the Norwegian’s prayers helped. “I prayed and thought: Just once let it be a double mistake,” Ruud revealed afterwards: “Something or someone was listening up there.”

Ruud took revenge on Djokovic for last year’s defeat against the Serb in the French Open final; the Scandinavian had also lost the other four previous duels with the record Grand Slam winner. “This is a day that I will remember for a long time,” said Ruud.

ATP 1000 tournament in Monte Carlo

(Monaco, 6.642.938 Euro, Sandplatz)

Final: Casper Ruud (NOR/8) Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE/12) -:- -:- Semi-finals: Casper Ruud (NOR/8) Novak Djokovic (SRB/1) 6:4 1:6 6:4 Stefanos Tsitsipas ( GRE/12) Jannik Sinner (ITA/2) 6:4 3:6 6:4 Quarter-final table: Novak Djokovic (SRB/1) Alex de Minaur (AUS/11) 7:5 6:4 Casper Ruud (NOR/ 8) Ugo Humbert (FRA/14) 6:3 4:6 6:1 Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE/12) Karen Chatschanow (RUS/15) 6:4 6:2 Jannik Sinner (ITA/2) Holger Rune (DEN/ 7) 6:4 6:7 (6/8) 6:3 Round of 16 tableau: Novak Djokovic (SRB/1) Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 7:5 6:3 Alex de Minaur (AUS/11) Alexei Popyrin (AUS ) 6:3 6:4 Ugo Humbert (FRA/14) Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 5:7 6:3 6:1 Casper Ruud (NOR/8) Hubert Hurkacz (POL/10) 6:4 6:2 Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE/12) Alexander Zverev (GER/5) 7:5 7:6 (7/3) Karen Khachanow (RUS/15) Daniil Medvedev (RUS/4) 6:3 7:5 Holger Rune (DEN/7) Grigor Dimitrow (BUL/9) 7:6 (9/7) 3:6 7:6 (7/2) Jannik Sinner (ITA/2) Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6:4 6:2 Second round table: Novak Djokovic (SRB/1) Roman Safiullin (RUS) 6:1 6:2 Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) Arthur Fils (FRA) 6:3 7:5 Alex de Minaur (AUS/11) Tallon Griekspoor (NED) 2:6 6: 2 6:3 Alexei Popyrin (AUS) Andrej Rublev (RUS/6) 6:4 6:4 Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 6:4 7:5 Ugo Humbert (FRA/14) Zhang Zhizhen ( CHN) 6:1 6:4 Hubert Hurkacz (POL/10) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 7:5 7:6 (7/4) Casper Ruud (NOR/8) Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) 6:2 6:4 Alexander Zverev (GER/5)

Sebastian Ofner (AUT) 6:3 6:4 Stephen Tsitsipas (GRE/12) Thomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) 6:1 6:0 Karen Chatschanow (RUS/15) Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) 4:6 6:4 6:3 Daniel Medwedew (RUS/4) Gael Monfils (FRA) 6:2 6:4 Holger Rune (DEN/7) Sumit Nagal (IND) 6:3 3:6 6:2 Grigor Dimitrow (BUL/9) Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 6:4 6:3 Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) Borna Coric (CRO) 7:6 (7/2) 6:1 Jannik Sinner (ITA/2) Sebastian Korda (USA) 6:1 6:2


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