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Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner fail: a surprise final in…

Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner fail: a surprise final in…

Not Novak Djokovic or Jannik Sinner, but tennis pros Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud are surprisingly playing for victory at the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo on Sunday.

Greek Tsitsipas, who ousted German tennis star Alexander Zverev in the round of 16, defeated Italian Jannik Sinner, winner of the Australian Open, 6:4, 3:6, 6:4 in the semi-final match. Then Norwegian Ruud defeated 24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic from Serbia 6:4, 1:6, 6:4.

“This was tennis at the highest level I could play,” Tsitsipas said. Sinner suffered his first defeat after nine consecutive victories, although he managed to thwart a total of twelve break point opportunities against him. In the middle of the second set, the 22-year-old had to be treated medically, and it was clear that he was suffering from cramps and hip problems.

Djokovic ended the match against Ruud with a double fault – and the Norwegian's prayers may have helped. “I prayed and thought: Just once, let it be a double mistake!” “There was something or someone listening down there,” Rudd then revealed.

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