Stefanos Tsitsipas makes Greek tennis history

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 24, 2018

Greek 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas added another notch to a remarkable breakthrough season as he beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 6-4 6-4 to win the Stockholm Open and claim a maiden ATP title on Sunday. The 19-year-old Greek has yet to win a title.

Gulbis recovered from a disastrous first set by saving the only break point he faced during the second and dropping only six total service points in the third.

The Greek ranked 16th in the world is the youngest player in the world top 20. "[Fabio] was going for shots and the beginning of the match was really tough...."

Top seed Edmund, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals earlier this year, won successive tie-breaks after losing the opening set in just 31 minutes and broke down in tears after clinching victory on his first match point.

"I like the way I am playing now, I like the way I am feeling, the way I am hitting and moving" said Gulbis.

Latvian tennis star Ernests Gulbis lost out in the final of the Stockholm Open tennis tournament October 21, but has risen in the world rankings as a result of his strong showing.

Khachanov overcame Mannarino in just 55 minutes to become the first Russian victor of the men's singles at the Kremlin Cup since Mikhail Youzhny in 2009.

It was only his second Tour final after a straight-sets defeat by Pablo Andujar in Morocco in April. "I wish that it's not the last one", Gulbis told his opponent on court after the match.

It's the first win by a Russian in nine years at the Kremlin Cup.

World No. 26 Khachanov, who was broken only once all week, dictated against Mannarino and lost just eight points on his serve to wrap up the victory in 55 minutes.

Top-seeded Kyle Edmund of Great Britain outlasted sixth-seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) to win the title at Antwerp, Belgium.

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