French Open Finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas Back on Clay, Leads the Draw at ATP Hamburg 2021

Published 07/10/2021, 10:09 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 6, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his fourth round match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier


Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas has made tremendous progress this season. He had a successful clay season and his performances during those tournaments helped him become the new World No. 4.

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Recently, it was confirmed that Stefanos Tsitsipas will feature in the ATP 500 event in Hamburg. It is the final clay-court event of the season. After his poor performance at the Wimbledon Championships this season, he is going back to the clay courts. Having enjoyed a great clay season, he can go deep into the event.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during the final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Top-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas headlines Hamburg

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Besides Stefanos, Pablo Carreno Busta, Benoit Paire, Nikoloz Basilashvili, and others will be seen too. The event begins on Monday, the 12th of July, and will end on Sunday, the 18th of July. However, the Greek star will be the favorite the lift the title this year.

Speaking about Stefanos’ season so far, he had a successful Australian Open this year. After being down two sets, he managed to win the match by winning the next three sets against Rafael Nadal. It was one of the best matches of the season.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas poses with the runners up trophy after losing the final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The Greek star impressed on clay

As the clay season began, he lifted the title in Monte Carlo. Soon after, he was in the final in Barcelona but lost to Rafael Nadal in three close-fought sets. Then came the French Open, in which he registered his best performance in a Grand Slam by reaching the final.

Nonetheless, the final was heartbreak for him as he won the first couple of sets before going down against World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. He was next seen on the grass courts at the All England Club. Shockingly, he exited in the very first round to Frances Tiafoe. His next appearance will be in Hamburg. It will be interesting to see how he performs.

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Rohan Kollare

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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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