Stefanos Tsitsipas makes Greek tennis history

Annette Crawford
October 24, 2018

Top seed Isner battled past American compatriot Tennys Sandgren on Friday to secure a win that moved him above Kei Nishikori into ninth in the ATP Finals rankings.

Stefanos Tsitsipas has became the first Greek tennis player to win an ATP World Tour title when he beat Ernests Gulbis in the final of the Stockholm Open. "Hopefully many Greek players can achieve something like this", Tsitsipas told atpworldtour.com.

Gulbis had won all six of his finals at ATP tournaments. It was a clinical display by Tsitsipas who converted the two break points that came his way while offering precious little chance for Gulbis to threaten.

"I was fighting for every point", said Gulbis, who will battle Stefanos Tsitsipas for the title.

During this time, the 20-year-old Greek made seven aces, once made a mistake in putting the ball into play and won two games at the reception. "He had a great week", Gulbis said on court after the match.

"I know it's a big deal to win your first ATP title, so enjoy it. I wish that it's not the last one".


British number one Kyle Edmund fought back to down Gael Monfils in a final-set tie-break and claim his maiden ATP Tour title at the European Open in Antwerp on Sunday.

Khachanov overcame Mannarino in just 55 minutes to become the first Russian victor of the men's singles at the Kremlin Cup since Mikhail Youzhny in 2009. I was very focused, determined to win the tournament...

Finally there was a chink of light for Tsitsipas, though, as Gulbis was broken to love to leave his 20-year-old opponent celebrating a first tournament title.

"You always remember this one. I'm just so happy".

Third seeded wildcard Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in straight sets on Sunday to secure his second ATP title of the season at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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