Monte Carlo, the Greek Tsitsipas beats Ruud in two sets and wins the tournament. Starting tomorrow he'll be back in the Top 10


By John

Stefanos Tsitsipas was awarded the Masters 1000 tournament in Monte Carlo. The Greek, number 12 in the ATP ranking, – who had overtaken Sinner yesterday – beat the Norwegian Casper Ruud, number 10 in the world rankings, 6-1, 6-4. Tstitsipas won the first set with a score of 6-1 in 35 minutes with the Norwegian absent from the court for a good part of them. For the Greek break in the third game to go ahead 2-1. Another in the 5th after saving three counterbreak balls in the fourth, and finally, in the seventh game with the Norwegian giving up the serve again. Second set in which Ruud, capable of overcoming Novak Djokovic in the semi-final, tries to be more proactive and aggressive. In the sixth game the Norwegian took a big risk by saving himself from the break after being ahead 40-15. Immediately afterwards it is Tstitsipas who has to defend his turn at bat. Casper has two break chances but fails to materialize them. We proceed without shocks until the 9th game with Ruud on serve who hits first a forehand then a backhand, ends up 0-30 down and finally concedes match point to the Greek who closes and throws himself to the ground. Third Monegasque title for him who thus returns to the Top 10 from tomorrow.