Stefanos Tsitsipas competed for the French Open in a dominant way as he claimed his second title in 2021 with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Cameron Nori at the Lyon Open.
Tsitsipas looked sharp all week in central France and was in clinical form on Sunday, suggesting some small mistakes by Nori to triumph in straight sets, reports DPA.
Nori was by no means an easy opponent, but five double faults gave Tsitsipas an advantage that he took advantage of.
This year’s Monte Carlo champion had to push back three break points in the opening match of the match, but has been tightly controlled ever since.
The break to make it 5-3 allowed the Greek to serve for the first set – an opportunity he used at the first set point – and another clinical break put him 4-3 in set two.
Tsitsipas’ third and final break came on the second proposed point of the match, with Nori beating the forehand to seal the 33rd World Cup victory of the season.
After missing just one set throughout his run this week, Tsitsipas will now turn his attention to Roland Garros, where he reached the semifinals in 2020.
“I felt in good shape from the beginning of the tournament, I felt that things were going my way,” he said in an interview after the match.
“I’m proud of today’s game. I knew it would be difficult against Cameron, who played great this week, winning against good players and showing what his left hand can do on clay. I’m proud of my performance and the way I stayed focused. , “said Tsitsipas.
“It’s about getting there [Paris] as early as possible, getting into practice and in shape for the grand Paris Grand Slam, which I adore and love. We hope that something good can come out of this, “he said.