One year after losing the Hamburg final, Rublev  claims his biggest title thus far. He trailed *3:5 in the 3rd set winning 16 of the last 18 points! Tsitsipas  committed a double fault on the first match point, he wasn’t closer than three points to win the title. Rublev, along with Shapovalov, is on a way to be a Masters debutant this year in London. The 23-year-old Russian has won three titles in 2020 (more has only won Djokovic – 4). It’s the third time Rublev wins a tight 3rd set at one set apiece against the Greek. Rublev won their first pro encounter in a Challenger (Quimper) three years ago 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 saving a double match point in the tie-break, and last year at the US Open 6-4, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 saving a set point in the 3rd set tie-break.
Rublev’s route to his 5th title:
1 Tennys Sandgren 6-3, 6-3
2 Tommy Paul 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Q Roberto Bautista 6-2, 7-5
S Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-2
W Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
# Two days after the final they both win 1R at Roland Garros from two-sets-to-love: Rublev defeats Querrey 6-7, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 (trailing *2:5 in 3rd) while Tsitsipas beats Munar 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 and they face each other in the quarterfinal: Tsitsipas takes a revenge for the Hamburg final in three sets
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