The Monte Carlo Masters 2023 came to a halt yesterday, which featured multiple thrillers and nail-biting finishes. The showdown was between two rivals who had met many times before but had yet to be on this stage. It was a match that had everything: drama, intensity, skill, and passion. Who won the showdown, and how? Read on to find out more about this epic clash of titans.
Andrey Rublev Leaves Everyone Behind
The world number 6 tennis player, Andrey Rublev, won the showdown after beating his rival Danish player, Rune. The Russian player won the master title by 5-7, 6-2 and 7-5.
In the final set, Rublev staged a remarkable comeback to beat his 19-year-old rival from Denmark. He was trailing 4-1 and faced two break points, but he fought back to level the match. Then he took advantage of a double fault from Rune to break for 6-5 and served out the game to claim his 13th ATP title.
“I don’t know what to say,” the Russian world number six Rublev admitted.
“I thought I had no chance to win when I was down 1-4, 0/30. But somehow I pulled it off.”
It was Rublev’s first Masters 1000 title after losing two previous finals in Monte Carlo and Cincinnati this year. He was impressed with 33 winners against the world number nine Rune.
Rublev overcame a tough challenge in the semi-final, where he lost the first set to the American Fritz. He bounced back strongly to win the following two groups and secure his spot in the final showdown. He won by 5-7, 6-1 and 6-3.
Conversely, Rune had a slow start in his semi-final match and dropped the first set quickly. He then rallied to win the following two groups in tight contests and reached his first Masters 1000 final. The Italian tennis player, the Sinner, lost to Rune by 1-6, 7-5 and 7-5.
The Croatian-American Pair Win Comprehensively
The men’s doubles were just as exciting as the men’s singles, providing thrill and excitement in every game. The Croatian American pair of Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek won the final showdown with The Polish Austrian pair of Romain Arneodo and Sam Weissborn pretty comprehensively by the score of 6-0, 4-6 and 14-12.
In the semi-finals, Arnendo and Weissenborn faced the German pair of K. Krawietz and T. Puetz. In a thrilling game, the Germans lost to the champions by 7-6, 4-6 and 10-7.
On the other hand, the champions of men’s doubles got to face the French-German pair of F. Martin and A. Mies, which they won by 7-6 and 6-4.
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