Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Davidovich Fokina to win back to back titles in Monte Carlo. The 23-year-old has now become the sixth man in the Open era to achieve such a feat. 

The third seed played an aggressive game throughout the week. Tsitsipas was able to pull through in straight sets against 2019 titlist Fabio Fognini, Laslo Djere and second seed Alexander Zverev. However, he was tested a bit further in the quarterfinals when he faced Diego Schwartzman.

The 23-year-old Tsitsipas was the heavy favourite coming into the contest but it was Davidovich who made the brighter start. He was confident on the court and quickly took an early break. It wasn’t long after that Stef came back to level the match at 2-2. The rest of the match was pretty much at the mercy of the greek player. He won four out of the next five games to win the first set in 31 minutes. 

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He carried on the momentum into the second set, racing to a 2-0 lead. A break fest saw both players break each other’s serves to 4-4. Determined to put up a fight, Fokina ensured he didn’t go out easily as he forced a tie break. Tsitsipas was more put together, forcing some errors from Fokina to win seven games to three. 

The Grecian player has now improved his Masters 1000 title record to two, going up 3-0 in his head to head with Fokina. He has also gone up to number two in the rankings and will be made official on Monday.