At the start of the match, the head to head between Tsitsipas and Cuevas was 1-0. Last time they faced each other was in the Antwerp Open in 2017 which Tsitsipas won 6-1 6-4.
Tsitsipas who was looking for his 3rd ATP career title had a good start after he broke Cuevas’ serve in the 4th game of the match (3-1). Thereafter he held on his serve to win the first set (6-3).
The 20-year-old Greek star played some solid tennis from the baseline. He was well in control for the most part of the match, he looked to be cruising to victory but was broken in the 8th game of the match when out of the blue he lost 9 consecutive points shanking his shots. Stefanos managed to steady the ship to save a set point when he was 4-5 down. In the following tie-break, Tsitsipas again looked to be in control of his game and went on to win the match and the title 6-3 7-6(4).
The Greek star claimed his 3rd ATP title. Before this, Tsitsipas had won Open 13 Provence in February this year and Intrum Stockholm Open in October last year. (titles)
You have to give your soul to the court. TSITSIPAS
Stefanos was elated with the win to comment
“You really have to fight hard and give your soul out on the court. This title means a lot to me. It’s on clay, it’s one of my preferred surfaces. It’s nice to have completed the clay-hard court title that I’ve been fighting for. Next is grass, or maybe even more clay-court titles this year, that would be wonderful.”
Next step: Madrid.
3RD CAREER TITLE
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