Tsitsipas downs Rublev, wins Monte-Carlo Masters 2021
It was a very good performance from Tsitsipas who was able to defeat an erratic Rublev for his first ATP Masters title. Tsitsipas came into this match very focused and confident taking advantage of a very erratic start from Rublev. He would take the early break and confirm it for a 3-0 lead.
He would go on to hold the lead with a combination of good serving and cross-court shotmaking that produced very few errors. Rublev on the other hand was very erratic to start the match missing forehands he usually hits. After clinching the first set 6-3 Tsitsipas would go on to play a similar style in the 2nd.
Rublev was able to solidify his play a bit including his serving which was not good all day. But one bad game where he had a 40-15 lead proved crucial. Several bad mistakes by Rublev brought Tsitsipas back into the game after which Tsitsipas go on to break him.
Not much happened in the rest of the match as Tsitsipas was able to hold off Rublev with his serving as well as Rublev's mistakes. His play on his serve was so impressive that Rublev never actually saw a break in the whole match. Breaking him once more in the final game of the match Tsitsipas ended the match 6-3 6-3.
A great performance for his first ATP Masters title that he deserved by being the best player in the past week. Congratulations!