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June 25 (Reuters) – Stefanos Tsitsipas said that his victory in the final of the Mallorca Championships on Saturday was a important milestone in his career as the Greek claimed his maiden grasscourt title foremost up to Wimbledon subsequent week.
Entire world number six Tsitsipas, who has only relished reasonable achievements on grass, toppled Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 3-6 7-6(2) in a important improve forward of Wimbledon, where by the 23-yr-outdated has never ever gone previous the fourth round.
“It has been a really crucial and a actually wished acquire on grass. I won tournaments on clay and hardcourts formerly,” reported Tsitsipas, who will choose on Switzerland’s Alexander Ritschard in the 1st spherical at the All England Club.
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“These days was possibly the most crucial working day of the calendar year for me to be in a position to get a title that I definitely required.”
Tsitsipas experienced defeats by Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios before in the grasscourt swing but found his range towards Bautista Agut, who tried to mount a comeback in the decider immediately after going down 4-1 but was undone by his opponent’s remarkable high-quality.
“This was an extraordinary battle and an incredible fight. I know it can be complicated for one particular person to offer with the loss, but I believe for tennis it is terrific that we are capable to play at this significant amount,” extra Tsitsipas.
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Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru
Editing by Toby Davis
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