After a practically perfect tournament, Stefanos Tsitsipas finally won the first ATP Masters 1000 to the series of career successes, winning the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2021. For the Maestro of the year 2019 (who between the second round and the semifinal had left the misery of twenty-one games on the road) the one with Andrey Rublev paradoxically turns out to be one of the simplest of the week.
Thanks to a 6-3 6-3 that builds in just over ninety minutes of play - which obviously embellishes with 90% of the points with the first ball and twenty-five winning shots - the Greek talent goes to 4-3 in the count of head to head and above all shortens against Dominic Thiem, stable on the fourth box of the ranking.
He's not bad at the gates of the second round on clay of the season in Barcelona. Natural appetizer of the '1000' of Madrid and Rome, but above all of Roland Garros. If problems can be called, here it is. The Greek talent gets out of trouble at 40-40 (with a splendid forehand solution) and thinks well to completely eliminate the unforced errors from the project.
Rublev fails to break through from the baseline with the forehand and above all to limit the damage on the left diagonal.
Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Rublev in the final
The one where "Tsitsi" manages to substantially build success.
The 'maestro' year 2019 drags on 3-0 and in the last three rounds of serving - which obviously dominates - leaves the misery of two fifteen on the road. For all intents and purposes it is a domain. The dynamics during the second fraction do not change.
Rather. Tsitsipas, in total control of the situation, dominates with the available serve and dominates the confrontation from the baseline without particular difficulty. The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2021 is the 114th edition of the tournament sponsored by Rolex, part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 category as part of the ATP Tour 2021.
The tournament was held at the Monte Carlo Country Club in Roccabruna, near Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo Masters is back on the calendar after the 2020 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic was still in progress and among the security measures taken by the organizers there was the choice to have the matches played behind closed doors, also prohibiting fans from accessing the area surrounding the Monte Carlo Country Club.
The break that he engages in the third game (and which he confirms with a zero turn at bat) proves to be sufficient. In short: thanks to 90% of the points with the first ball and a loot of about twenty-five winners, the Greek manages to push himself close to the finish line with a second break and to cross the finish line first.