“Difficult To Maintain That Level of Consistency”: Stefanos Tsitsipas Soars Past Dan Evans at Monte Carlo Masters 2021

Published 04/17/2021, 10:07 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 17, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his semi final match against Britain’s Dan Evans REUTERS/Eric Gaillard


Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas took on British player Dan Evans in the semifinal of the Monte Carlo Masters 2021. It was their third meet so far and like the previous two matches, went in favor of the World No. 5. He ended up winning the match in straight sets, 6-2 6-1, in 69 minutes. 

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Set 1: Stefanos Tsitsipas cruises to clinch the opening set 

The Greek began proceedings in the match by serving to a 1-0 lead. In the fourth game, he took advantage of his opponent’s weak second serve and got himself the first break of the match. However, Evans had other plans and broke right away in the next game.

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The match was interestingly poised as Stefanos Tsitsipas stepped up and broke his opponent for a second consecutive game.

After 36 minutes, Tsitsipas was up 5-2 in the first set. The Greek player was in no mood to show any remorse and handed Dan the third break in the opening set. Stefanos drew first blood and claimed the set 6-2.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 13, 2021, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his second round match against Russia’s Aslan Karatsev REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Set 2: Dan Evans falls victim to sheer brilliance from Stefanos Tsitsipas

Similar to the first set, Tsitsipas served first and took an early 1-0 advantage. On the other side, Evans was trying different things to stake a claim on the match. He began to serve and volley in order to quicken the speed of points. After being taken to deuce, he maintained composure and held serve at 1-1. 

The Greek player was unfazed by the lengthy duration of the previous game and held his serve with ease, taking a 2-1 lead. Tsitsipas was hitting the groundstrokes with consistency, causing a number of problems for his opponent. Evans was running out of options and was broken after a brilliant volley by the Greek, putting him in firm control at 3-1 on serve. 

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Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 17, 2021, Britain’s Dan Evans reacts during his semi final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

After 21 minutes into the second set, Stefanos raced to a 4-1 lead. In the next game, Evans was broken for the second time in the set, which got Tsitsipas closer to the final. He eventually won the next game and sealed the set 6-1.

The winner of the match between Russian star Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud will face the 22-year-old player hailing from Greece in the final on Sunday.

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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