Clamorous flop for Stefanos Tsitsipas in Madrid

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Madrid, Stefanos Tsitsipas out in second round

Saturday’s day at the Madrid Masters 1000 saw the resounding flop of Stefanos Tsitsipas: the winner of the Monte Carlo tournament, as well as a defeated finalist in Barcelona, è was beaten on his debut, in the second round (as the number 6 seed he had passed with a 'bye' the first round), by Brazilian Thiago Monteiro.

Number 118 in the ATP rankings, with a best ranking that saw him 61st in October 2022, the 1994-born tennis player beat 6-4, 6-4 the Greek, currently number 7 in the world rankings. Rewarding Monteiro was the consistency of his clay court game, which but put his highly-rated opponent in trouble from the very first bars.

Monteiro, to get into the main draw, beat Frenchman Lucas Pouille and Moldovan Radu Albot in the qualifiers. In the first round he had beaten another tennis player on paper more quoted, Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic, thus confirming an excellent period of form.

He thus skips; one of the leading seed in the Madrid Masters 1000: after ten consecutive successes between Monte Carlo and Barcelona, todayè the second loss in a row for Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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