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Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas Crowned Open 13 Champion in Marseille

By on November 18, 2019

first_imgMARSEILLE – Top-seeded Greek tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas won his second second career ATP 250 title in Marseille at the Open 13 tournament. The 20-year-old Tsitsipas dominated his Kazakhstani opponent Mikhail Kukushkin by a score of 7-5, 7-6 (5) on center court.The past few weeks have not been easy for Tsitsipas as fatigue from a grueling travel schedule and newfound global recognition of his talents took their tolls. His form predictably dipped after his Herculean efforts at the Australian Open. Unlike in Australia, the Greek champion cruised to victory in Marseille without losing a set. With his victory in Marseille, Tsitsipas secures 11th place in the world tennis rankings and is within striking distance of cracking into the global top 10 for the first time in his career.The Open 13 win is Tsitsipas’ second title in ATP tournaments and third title overall. His other victories came  in Stockholm and the Next Gen tournament.Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan during their final match at the Open 13 Provence tennis tournament in Marseille, southern France, Sunday Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan during their final match at the Open 13 Provence tennis tournament in Marseille, southern France, Sunday Feb. 24, 2019.(AP Photo/Claude Paris)Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan during their final match at the Open 13 Provence tennis tournament in Marseille, southern France, Sunday Feb. 24, 2019.(AP Photo/Claude Paris)Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece holds his trophy after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the final match at the Open 13 Provence tennis tournament in Marseille, southern France, Sunday Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece holds his trophy after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the final match at the Open 13 Provence tennis tournament in Marseille, southern France, Sunday Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece holds his trophy after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the final match at the Open 13 Provence tennis tournament in Marseille, southern France, Sunday Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece holds his trophy after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the final match at the Open 13 Provence tennis tournament in Marseille, southern France, Sunday Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)TweetPinShare2424 Shareslast_img read more

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