Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters—Monte Carlo, Monaco

No. 4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas poured in a masters-class performance on Sunday in Monte Carlo, defeating No. 6 seed Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 to claim his first Masters 1000 title. Needing one hour and 11 minutes to seal his victory, Tsitsipas won 86 percent of his first serve points, struck three aces, broke serve on three occasions and never faced a break point on his delivery.

Improving to 4-3 against Rublev in lifetime meetings, Tsitsipas now owns six career titles. The 22-year-old will remain at No. 5 in the world when Monday’s rankings are released.

Rublev, who was also looking to claim his first Masters 1000 title, will move up to No. 7 in the world on Monday. The 23-year-old dismissed 11-time former winner Rafael Nadal earlier in the event.

Both Tsitsipas and Rublev will be in action in Barcelona next week.


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