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“I may have deserved more than 250 points” – Stefanos Tsitsipas

World number 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas defended his first ATP title by winning the 2020 Open 13 Provence in Marseille. Tsitsipas has requested 16 consecutive sets in the tournament. However, why does the Greek feel he has earned more than 250 points since his last win?

The 21-year-old defeated Felix-Auger Aliassime 6-3, 6-4 to win his fifth ATP Tour title on Sunday. Tsitsipas had lost in the opening round in his first two appearances at the Open 13.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

However, he has now won eight games in a row in the French ATP 250. He has also become the first player to retain the title in Marseille since Thomas Enqvist in 1998.

“This tournament was stronger than usual”: Stefanos Tsitsipas

The Greek cannon explained that it is difficult to win a tournament twice in a row and is very proud of himself. While respecting all his opponents, he believes his competitors have been much stronger than expected in an ATP 250 event this week.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

“This tournament has been stronger than the usual 250. The quality of tennis has been very good this week. But if you want to win the Grand Slams, you have to go where the opposition is strongest ” Tsitsipas said in an interview with the team.

“There were Cilic, Medvedev, Goffin, Khachanov, Shapovalov here. I could have deserved more than 250 points “, He added.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

The 2020 Open 13 included six of the top 20 members with three of the top 10 players. Stefanos Tsitsipas was sown second behind seed no. 1 Daniil Medvedev. Tsitsipas faced Ymer, Pospisil, Bublik and Auger Aliassime on his way to the title.

Tsitsipas collected 250 ATP points and received € 116,030 in prizes after winning the trophy. Next feature at the Dubai Open, starting from February 24th.

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Varun Khanna


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