Tsitsipas, the number 1 of the 2021 season

Stefanos Tsitsipas returns a ball during his match against Novak Djokovic at the 1000 Masters in Rome.

Stefanos Tsitsipas continues with his great moment of form in this 2021 season. The Greek tennis player is already in the quarterfinals of the Lyon tournament after beating American Tommy Paul 6-1, 6-4.

The victory over Paul has a special meaning for Tsitsipas as, With this triumph, the Greek became the first tennis player in both the men’s and women’s categories to reach 30 victories (by 8 losses) so far this season and now he will look for number 31 against the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka in a place for the semifinals of the tournament.

Tsitsipas’ 2021 season is one to frame after reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open, where he defeated Rafa Nadal in the quarterfinals after an incredible comeback, and after reaching the semifinals in Rotterdam and the final in Acapulco.

Its performance has multiplied more if possible in the clay-court season, as evidenced by his title at the Masters 1,000 in Monte Carlo, the final at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell and the quarter-finals of the Masters 1,000 in Rome, where he fell to Djokovic after an agonizing match and with the only blur of his elimination in the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open.

Leader of the Race to Turin

Tsitsipas’ great performance has also been translated into the ATP rankings. The Greek has returned to the fifth position, his best historical ranking, although he is more than 1,000 points behind Dominic Thiem’s ​​fourth place.

However, Tsitsipas does lead the other ATP classification, the Race To Turin, that gives access to the 8 best tennis players of the year to the Nitto ATP Finals, since In the 10 tournaments he has played this season he has added a total of 3,110 points. A figure that Tsitsipas hopes to expand with the 250 points awarded to the champion in Lyon before starting his assault on the great event on clay, Roland Garros.

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