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Stefanos Tsitsipas appears to congratulate Andrey Rublev and puts the past conflict behind him.
Andrey Rublev won his first Masters championship in Monte Carlo, and Stefanos Tsitsipas appeared to congratulate him. In the Monte Carlo final on Sunday, Rublev overcame a set behind to defeat Holger Rune 5-7 6-2 7-5. It was the 25-year-old Rublev’s maiden Masters victory in his third Masters victory. Rublev has previously lost to Tsitsipas in the Monte Carlo Masters final in 2021 and to Alexander Zverev in the Cincinnati Masters final in 2021.
He merits it. He’s a nice child,” Tsitsipas wrote on Twitter.
It seems like Tsitsipas and Rublev are getting along now.
Rublev overcame a set deficit to defeat Tsitsipas in the 2022 ATP Finals, 3-6 6-3 6-2.
Tsitsipas claimed after the match that Rublev defeated him “with a few tools he has.” It’s unfortunate. I believe I am the superior athlete. Today, I thought I had more ball control. I thought I was capable of far greater creativity.
Even I don’t need to say that. It seems quite obvious to me. But, yes, he was successful using what little equipment he had. After falling to Rublev at the ATP Finals, Tsitsipas remarked, “He was able to really take advantage of them and win tonight.
Tsitsipas’ criticism on Rublev quickly gained popularity. Tsitsipas acknowledged that what he did at the ATP Finals was just inappropriate when questioned about his remarks in December. “What I stated during the news conference about Rublev was both incorrect and extremely harsh to him.
Yes, I do regret having said that. I was quite disappointed that I wasn’t able to advance farther in the ATP Finals; it wounded me greatly, Tsitsipas remarked in December. However, Tsitsipas later expressed regret to Rublev, and their relationship now seems to be cordial. This year’s ATP match between Tsitsipas and Rublev has not yet taken place.