Follow Us

Djokovic defeats Tsitsipas and wins his third Madrid tournament

Djokovic defeats Tsitsipas and wins his third Madrid tournament

The world number one, Novak Djokovic, won the Madrid Masters 1000 for the third time, after successfully defeating the young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, world number nine, 6-3, 6-4.

In his second title of the season after the Australian Open, Djokovic once again lifted the trophy at the Caja Mágica in the Spanish capital, three years after his last win in 2016, when he beat Andy Murray in the final.

The Serbian, who in 2011 had won his first Madrid Masters 1000 beating Rafa Nadal, already has 74 trophies in his record, 33 of them in Masters 1000.

Tsitsipas, 20, who had beaten Alexander Zverev (N.4) in the quarterfinals and Rafa Nadal (N.2) in the semifinals, could not round off his feat on Madrid clay against the world number one.

You can also read:  Serena leads, Sharapova the escort and Wozniacki ascends

The Greek, who lost the second Masters 1000 final of his young career, will be able to console himself with his climb to seventh in the world rankings on Monday, his best position.

Djokovic was intractable in this final, after an impeccable journey in Madrid where he did not lose a single set.

In the first round, he dominated the world number one winning three straight games, an advantage that ended up being definitive to close the set in just 44 minutes.

Firm with his serve and safe from the back of the court, Djokvovic withstood the attacks of Tsitsipas, who did not hesitate to go up to the net looking for the blows that had given him such a good result the day before against Rafa Nadal.

You can also read:  Djokovic wins at his Wimbledon premiere

In the second set, Tsitsipas was more complete, holding the onslaught of Djokovic who managed to lift two break balls at 1-1, although at no time did he seem to put the Serbian on the ropes.

With 4-4 on the scoreboard, the world number one managed to break the Greek’s service and then close the set and the final with his service to the fourth match ball. AFP

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

87 − 80 =