Stefanos Tsitsipas dominance at Monte-Carlo Masters shown, only sits behind Rafael Nadal in open era

Sunday, 14 April 2024 at 05:30
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Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to his third Monte-Carlo Masters final and positioned himself behind Rafael Nadal in the best winning percentage in the Open Era of the tournament. Nadal's significance at the Monte-Carlo Country Club is undeniable as the tournament's all-time winner with the incredible tally of 11 titles. His immediate followers have "only" three trophies each (Ilie Nastase, Bjorn Borg and Thomas Muster).
The Greek has found Monte-Carlo to be one of his favorite tournaments, reaching his third final in four years and improving his record at the event to 20-3 in his sixth participation. Tsitsipas boasts his best record in Masters 1000 tournaments there, surpassing his 13 victories at the Italian Open. Also it’s the only Masters tournament where he has a winning percentage above 80%.
The 2-times Grand Slam finalist is the fourth player of the century to reach 3+ finals within a four-year span in Monte-Carlo, a feat previously achieved only by Guillermo Coria, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Nadal.
Tsitsipas's huge semifinal victory over world No. 2 Jannik Sinner once again places him in the Monte-Carlo final, this time against Casper Ruud, who also caused an upset by eliminating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The Greek can join the select list of players who have won the Monte-Carlo title three times and is beginning to steer his 2024 season in the right direction after a somewhat inconsistent start.
Now Tsitsipas ranks as the second player with the best winning percentage in the Open Era at Monte-Carlo with an 86.4% victory rate, only behind the almost unreachable 92.4% of Rafael Nadal. Tsitsipas surpassed other historical figures such as Nicola Pietrangeli (85.7%), Guillermo Coria (82.1%), and Mats Wilander (81.3%).

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