Defending champion Tsitsipas thumps Djere to reach Monte Carlo QFs

FRANCE: The defending champion of the Monte Carlo Masters Stefanos Tsitsipas kept on his successful run as the Greek thumped his Serbian counterpart Laslo Djere by 7-5, 7-6(1) to book the spot in the quarter-finals, here on Thursday.

The world number five Tsitsipas, who took the clay court of Monte Carlo Masters in red hot form, has extended his run into the last eight of the ongoing tournament.

The 23-years-old Greek ruthlessly outclassed his Serbian opponent Djere to back his last week’s opening victory against the 2019 champion Fabio Fognini.

The Greek tennis player remained patient and served well throughout while waiting for the chances before increasing the intensity with his heavy forehand and clinched the victory in an hour and 52 minutes by 7-5, 7-6(1).

According to Tennis Data Innovation’s Balance of Power, Tsitsipas played from an aggressive posture 23% of the time versus 19% for Djere, allowing him to have more control over the action.

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