Tsitsipas delighted with breakthrough title win on grass

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas serves the ball to Denmark’s Holger Rune during their men’s singles match on day nine of the Roland-Garros Open tennis tournament at the Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris on May 30, 2022. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

Stefanos Tsitsipas said that his victory in the final of the Mallorca Championships on Saturday was a major milestone in his career as the Greek claimed his maiden grasscourt title leading up to Wimbledon next week.

World number six Tsitsipas, who has only enjoyed moderate success on grass, toppled Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 3-6 7-6(2) in a major boost ahead of Wimbledon, where the 23-year-old has never gone past the fourth round.

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“It has been a very important and a really wanted win on grass. I won tournaments on clay and hardcourts previously,” said Tsitsipas, who will take on Switzerland’s Alexander Ritschard in the first round at the All England Club.