Since the ATP Tour last August, Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas once again faced each other for the fourth time, and this is Tsitsipas’ third time to prove his charm across the tennis court, where he won his first ATP Masters 1000 title, with a straight victory against Rublev. The final record for their match is 6-3, 6-3.
Tsitsipas showed a combination of power and precision on his backhand and consistently showcased his fine-serving performance when he won against Rublev the third time around. After Rublev’s failed cross-court backhand, Tsitsipas can’t help but sunk to his knees as he celebrates his victory.
Even though Tsitsipas had dropped four points behind his first serve, still he managed to appear in the third final after 71 minutes. The 2019 Nitto ATP Finals Champion will then proceed his way up to the first position in the FedEx ATP Race To Turin that will be held on Monday.
In an interview with Tsitsipas, he noted that he had an overwhelming mixture of emotions and nostalgia during the match, and he felt incredible that he earned the position that he is now. He also added that Rubrev and he deserved to reach the final because they put on an amazing show and delivered sportsmanship until the end of the tournament.
Tsitsipas has a fiercely head-to-head rivalry with Rublev, and during the Monte-Carlo, Quarter Finals is a taste of his sweet revenge against Rublev after his semi-final loss against Rublev at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, yet earned a win his past two encounters against Rublev.
In preparation for the clay-court season, Tsitsipas noted that winning his first Masters 1000 gained his confidence and it would’ve been more special if the clay-court season will be held again in Monte-Carlo.