mc22tsitsipas_davidovich

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 27-17, 45-40 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    27 % Tsitsipas – 17 of 61
    14 % Davidovich – 10 of 68

    Tsitsipas [5] has defended his title, last year he defeated Davidovich [46] in the quarterfinal, this time two rounds later (Davidovich’s two best Masters 1K results thus far). The Spaniard was a heavy underdog, but he stroke first – broke to lead 2:1 only to quickly lose his service game. The Greek added another break at 4:3 and he notched a five-game winning streak. Davidovich improved from *0:2 (30-all) to 3:2 in the 2nd set and from 4:5* to 6:5 (30/15) – then Tsitsipas’ very good serving helped him to establish a 5:1 lead in the tie-break with arguably the best rally before the change of the ends (his lone BH winner, a passing-shot). “He fought in moments I didn’t expect him to fight,” Tsitsipas said. “He can hit incredible winners out of nowhere and play unpredictably. But I was able to minimise that. I knew he would be a dangerous opponent but that is a great win for me. I think we will see great results from him in the future.” The end of the match was unusual – they both finished a 20-stroke rally on the dirt: Davidovich because he unsuccessfully dived to his BH volley, Tsitsipas because of the joy in a moment after he realized the opponent’s volley landed wide.

    Tsitsipas’ route to his 8th title:
    2 Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-0
    3 Laslo Djere 7-5, 7-6(1)
    Q Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-4
    S Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-2
    W Alejandro Davidovich 6-3, 7-6(3)

    Serve & volley: Tsitsipas 2/3, Davidovich 0

    * Tsitsipas trailed 0:4* (30/40) in 3rd set vs Schwartzman (!), 1:4 (0/30) and 4-all (15/40)

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