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Monte Carlo Masters 1000: in a one-sided final, Tsitsipas joins Borg, Nastase and Muster!

After his superb final against à Casper Ruud (6-1  6-4), Stefanos Tsitsipas wins for the third time   Monte-Carlo after 2021 and 2022. The Greek joins Illi Nastase, Björn Borg and Thomas Muster on the winners of the Monegasque tournament.

17:40 – Back in the Top 10

END OF LIVE! Thanks to à his third title à Monte-Carlo, Stefanos Tsitsipas will return to the Top 10 of the ATP rankings à seventh place. Finalist, Casper Ruud will be 6th in the world.

17:35 – Tsitsipas unplayable, the summary

A final that did not take place. Imperial from the first point to the next the title ball, Stefanos Tsitsipas confirms his renewed form by winning his third Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo. If Casper Ruud won In the first game of the final, the Greek won the match. the next seven. More aggressive, more powerful and more regular, the 12th in the world overtook his team. the Norwegian in all compartments on the Rainier III court. Tense, the defeated finalist never managed to reach the goal. reverse the trend to win the important points, all won by the winner of the 2024 edition. 

As soon as Stefanos Tsitsipas had break points à to save, the Greek reliedé to save the eight break points in favor of Ruud. Finally, the three-time winner in the Principality&eac; has never been worried to finally take his opponent's service at the best time in the second set. He won 6-1 6-4 and joined Ilie Nastase (3), Björn Borg (3), Thomas Muster (3) and Rafael Nadal (11) in the club of players who won ;eacute; the tournament at least three times.

17:30 – The match point on video

Relive the match ball in live conditions in the final of the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000:  

17:25 – Tsitsipas joins legends

Titled for the third time in his career in the Principality, Stefanos Tsitsipas becomes the fifth player in the Open era (since 1968) & ;agrave; win this trophy at least three times, after Ilie Nastase (3), Björn Borg (3), Thomas Muster (3) and Rafael Nadal (11).

17:20 – Ruud misses the step

Regular from the start Throughout his career, Casper Ruud has never managed to reach the top of his career. win a major title. Dominated by Tsitsipas today in the Monte-Carlo final, the Norwegian once again misses this opportunity. 

17:15 – Tsitsipas: "I wouldn't have thought I would win three times here"

"We've known each other for a very long time. Congratulations to you you Casper. I didn't imagine that we would be here. this level. Congratulations on your journey. If someone had told me a few years ago that I would win three times, I would not have believed it. Thank you à my team who have supported me for so long. Thank you for this loyalty. I would like to thank Monaco for inviting me to attend the event. a few years ago when I was 18. It was incredible. Thank you for considering me so much. I would like to thank the people around the tournament, the ball boys, the drivers, those who prepare the courts. It is one of the most beautiful courts in the world. Thank you very much à “those who make this tournament possible,” declaredé Stefanos Tsitsipas during the ceremony.

17:10 – Ruud: "Sorry& ;eacute; for not having had this title"

"I will congratulate Stefanos Tsitsipas. You have been doing very well all week. Congratulations to you you and your team. I also want to thank Prince Albert for this tournament every year. We always have a lot of fun. Thank you to the fans for following me, for supporting me all week. I'll come back for another chance? I hope you had fun. Thank you à my team. We missed this final but I'm sorry! for not having had this title. We will continue à work hard together. We're going to try to break this barrier of defeats to win a big title," Casper Ruud, during the trophy presentation ceremony.

17:06 – Place à the ceremony

After having rewarded the referee of the final, Damien Dumusois, Casper Ruud arrives on the podium, followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas, winner for the third time.

17:05 – Tsitsipas: "Proud of me"

At Aliz&eacute's microphone ; Lim, Stefanos Tsitsipas gave his first reaction after his victory at the Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo:  "I am very moved. It was a complicated week. It was tight. We had to be solid until the end because we don't know if we have other opportunities to win. I am proud to have won like ça. My friends and family are here. It will be special. I am very proud of myself. I've been waiting for this moment for a long time. I can't wait to lift this trophy. I didn't really know what was going to happen this week and I'm happy."

17 :00 – A finale that did not keep its promises

While the line-up was balanced between two Grand Slam finalists and two clay court specialists, Stefanos Tsitsipas showed his strength. that he is at home à Monte Carlo. Offensive, regular and powerful, the Greek surpassed his opponents. Casper Ruud in all areas of the game. Overtaken, the Norwegian never managed to reach the goal. really worry the winner of this 2024 edition of the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000.

What joy from Stefanos Tsitsipas who ;apos;imposes for the third time à Monte Carlo ! On a superb long-line forehand going up to the net, the Greek ends this final à unique meaning in the most beautiful way (1-6 4-6). 

16:49 – Ball third title!

Third big mistake from Casper Ruud which offers a third title ball in the Principality! &agrav; Stefanos Tsitsipas!

16:48 – Ruud recovers

With a nice vol& eacute;e and a climb to the net concluded with a smash, Casper Ruud picks up again 30-30.

16:47 – Two big mistakes

Stefanos Tsitsipas is à two points from the match!

16:47 – 0-15

On his second&amp ;th racquet shot, Casper Ruud completely decenters his forehand and sends the ball into the tarpaulin.

16:44 – Tsitsipas responds (1-6, 4-5)

Stefanos Tsitsipas felt the blow. On an ace on the T, the Greek regains the advantage and will push Casper Ruud & fault. The Norwegian will serve to stay in this final.

16:43 – Shutdown for Ruud (1-6, 4-4 )

First shutout for Casper Ruud in this final which continues to hang on.

16:40 – Beautiful people in the stands

For this final of the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000, Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc is present in the stands, just like Francesco Totti or the tennis legend, Boris Becker.

16:38 – New missed opportunities (1-6, 3-4)

0/8 today for Casper Ruud on break points. The Norwegian cannot manage to achieve his goals. take the service of Stefanos Tsitsipas who comes out after a long put-in. two games from his third title on the Rock.

16:34 – What a point!

After a diagonal exchange, Tsitsipas makes a superb backhand drop shot. Ruud puts it back as best he can before the Greek lobs him. The Norwegian tweets and the world number 12's smash goes out of bounds. Fifth break point for Casper Ruud in this second round.

16:32 – Bad tactical choice

After a climb to the net by Tsitsipas, Ruud defends well with a very long delivery. The Greek tries the forehand lifté before going to the net but the Norwegian had seen everything and passed his opponent who was too short to adjust his forehand.

16 :29 – Tsitsipas in control

After a superb return – passing sequence, Casper Ruud has a new break point but Stefanos Tsitsipas plays the important points better. 

16:24 – Ruud does not give up (1-6, 3-3)

Casper Ruud did not stop by far from the definitive KO. The Norwegian ruled out a break point for Tsitsipas who sees his opponent return à 3-3 after a wooden forehand.

16:23 – What a half volley!

Superb half-volley forehand from Casper Ruud who wards off this break point.

16:22 – Ruud on the defensive

While leading 40-15, Casper Ruud must & dismiss a break point after two unforced errors and a superb return from Tsitsipas.


Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116