Stefanos Tsitsipas retained the Monte Carlo Masters title after defeating Alejandro Davidovic Fokina 6-3 7-6 on Sunday to win his first title of the 2022 season.
The second Masters title for the Greek number five in the world comes at an ideal time, as he hopes to win his first Grand Slam title and take a step forward from what he achieved last year, when he lost in the final of the Open of France.
And Davidovic Fokina, the surprise of the tournament, who managed Novak Djokovic and Taylor Fritz, broke Tsitsipas to take a 2-1 lead.
But the world number 46 player lost his serve in the next game and Tsitsipas dominated the match, winning the first set in just 31 minutes.
Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal became just two of the current players, who won the title twice in a row in Monte Carlo, and were preceded by Juan Carlos Ferrero, Thomas Muster, Bjorn Borg and Ile Nastas.