Stefanos Tsitsipas joins rivals on career prize money milestone after Monte-Carlo Masters triumph

Tuesday, 16 April 2024 at 00:00
Stefanos Tsitsipas joined Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev as the only tennis players under 28 to reach a career prize money of $30 million. The Greek claimed his third Monte-Carlo title on Sunday after beating Casper Ruud 6-1, 6-4 in the final.
The former world No. 3 earned over €919,075 for the title, bringing his total career earnings on the court to $30,360,563, making him the 12th tennis player with the most prize money in his career. The 25-year-old remains behind his contemporaries Alexander Zverev, who is sixth on the list with $40,711,549, and former world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev, who is seventh with $40,463,620 throughout his career.
Novak Djokovic leads the list with $181,955,458, far ahead of Rafael Nadal, second on the list with $134,659,704. Others who have surpassed the $30 million mark include Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Pete Sampras, Stan Wawrinka, David Ferrer, Marin Cilic, and Andre Agassi.
Tsitsipas also surpassed Dominic Thiem among those who reached the $30 million mark, as the 2020 US Open champion has a total of $30,164,485 in prize money.
Stefanos Tsitsipas claims his fifth title in clay

Stefanos Tsitsipas commented on his third Monte-Carlo Masters title

The Greek secured his first title of the 2024 season and the 11th of his career. His most significant titles include the 2019 ATP Finals and the three titles in Monte-Carlo (2021, 2022, 2024). Tsitsipas has won at least one title in seven consecutive seasons (2018-2024) and has also returned to the top 10 as the world No. 8.
Tsitsipas didn't come into the tournament with a strong Tour record, having dropped out of the top 10 and with a 2024 record of 11-6 before the start of the clay swing in Monaco, which was below Tsitsipas's usual standards. The 2-times Grand Slam finalist expressed his excitement after the title win.
“The third time is even more special than the first or second time. This is an unbelievable win for me. Capturing that win today was nerve-wracking. I really wanted this trinity. I am extremely happy today,” Tsitsipas said.
There won't be any rest for the Greek, as he will debut on Tuesday, April 16th, at the ATP 500 Barcelona Open. Tsitsipas is the 5th seed in the main draw and will play against the winner of the match between Pavel Kotov and Sebastian Ofner. Additionally, he will participate in doubles alongside Robin Haase, and they will debut against the pairing of Mate Pavic and Marcelo Arevalo.

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