Tsitsipas to face Rublev in Monte Carlo final

18 April 2021 02:17:12 GMTPlus10

Stefanos Tsitsipas was "pleased" with his performance after he eased past British number one Dan Evans to tee up a mouth-watering Monte Carlo Masters final with Andrey Rublev.

Tsitsipas ran out an emphatic 6-2 6-1 winner against Evans in his semi-final, meaning he is yet to drop a set in the tournament having also outclassed Aslan Karatsev, Cristian Garin and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

The 22-year-old has now reached the quarter-finals or better in six consecutive events, with this his second final of the year following a runner-up berth to Alexander Zverev in Acapulco last month.

This comes almost two years after his last ATP Masters 1000 final appearance at the 2019 Mutua Madrid Open and the Greek star will be hoping he can go on and claim a maiden trophy at this level.

Speaking in his post-match interview after defeating Evans, the Greek fifth seed said: "I am indeed pleased with the performance.

"I found ways to play at my best. It was really difficult to maintain my level of consistency and I am really happy I managed to deal with all the different moments during the match. I had a lot of opportunities to hit the forehand, and think how I wanted to construct the point."

Tsitsipas will renew his rivalry with world number eight Rublev, who overcame Casper Ruud 6-3 7-5 in the second semi-final.

The pair have met eight times during their short careers, and they are locked level at four wins at apiece.

Tsitsipas is2.00  to win and Rublev can be backed at 1.80.

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