Stefanos Tsitsipas Seals Back-To-Back Titles In Monte Carlo
April 18, 2022
Stefanos Tsitsipas held his nerve to win Monte Carlo for the second successive year.
And no one could say the Greek didn’t deserve his glory after a scintillating week.
Now we all want to see Stefanos Tsitsipas go deep at Wimbledon 2022!
He beat the dangerous Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) despite having a late wobble.
It was Stef’s opponent who had a chance to take the second set 7-5 when he put Tsitsipas under pressure during his final service game before the breaker.
But the favourite clung on to hold in style and then played the big points best when it really mattered.
It’s not easy to defend a title anywhere in the world. To do so in Monte Carlo shows an improvement in the way Stef handles pressure.
When the chips were down in the quarter-final against Diego Schwartzman, Tsitsipas overcame a 0-4 deficit in the decider.
He then overpowered arch-rival Sascha Zverev to reach the showpiece.
And the kudos of retaining this title means he can surely only go from strength to strength.
Tsitsipas said: ‘If I can score points on clay then I can really pull off a great year and maybe even finish among the two best tennis players at the end of the season.
‘If I’m able to win matches with the same consistency I do on this surface, I think I have a big chance of finishing in the top two. That is a huge goal of mine.’
Tsitsipas will have to thrive at Wimbledon 2022 to help achieve that goal.
And there is no better year for Stef to find that consistency on grass.
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