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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 30-20, 29-22 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    31 % Tsitsipas – 15 of 47
    22 % Rublev – 12 of 54

    When Tsitsipas [5] won “Masters” in 2019 it seemed a matter of time he would clinch his first Masters 1K title, but he had to wait for it more than a year, partially due to COVID-19 (last year several Masters 1K were cancelled as well as Indian Wells this year). Rublev [8], who was taking part in his first final at this level (third for one year younger Greek), paid the price for two very demanding matches (3R Bautista – 2:44h, QF Nadal – 2:32h), he was deflated from start to finish, and the very good serving Tsitsipas, didn’t even need to propose something extra, he was simply better in basic baseline exchanges being very fresh after an easy route to the final. “I had an unbelievable week in Monte-Carlo,” Tsitsipas said in his post-match interview. “I can’t describe my feelings right now. I am overwhelmed by so many different emotions and nostalgia. It is incredible that I am able to be in the position that I am. We both deserved to be in the final. We put on an amazing fight and an amazing show… I would consider it as the [best] week of my life so far.”

    Tsitsipas’ route to his 6th title:
    2 Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 6-4
    3 Cristian Garin 6-3, 6-4
    Q Alejandro Davidovich 7-5 ret.
    S Daniel Evans 6-2, 6-1
    W Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3

    Serve & volley: both 0

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