Stefanos Tsitsipas responds beautifully after his difficult Rafael Nadal defeat

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Stefanos Tsitsipas, the second seed, defeated Pedro Cachin in Barcelona in one hour and 18 minutes, winning 6-4, 6-2. Stefanos never had a break point and made all three of them on the return to maintain the lead and move on to the round of 16.

When asked about his crushing defeat to Rafael Nadal two years prior, Tsitsipas said he could not dwell on the past and hope to change the outcome, preferring to concentrate on the future. The 2021 Barcelona Open final featured Nadal and Tsitsipas, who made it exciting.

In three hours and 38 minutes, the Spaniard triumphed 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 after saving a match point in the tenth game of the decider. In order to maintain his flawless record in the Barcelona Open finals and win his 12th trophy, Rafa persevered and won the final three games.

In order to defeat a strong opponent and the Monte Carlo champion, Nadal had to win his first ATP trophy since Roland Garros 2020. In the Barcelona Open final three years prior, Tsitsipas narrowly defeated Nadal in a few games.

Before he played the Spaniard again in the championship match, he had significantly improved his clay-court game. The Greek, who moved the tournament from Monte Carlo to Barcelona, reached the final without dropping a set, and he was one point away from unseating the clay court king on the court that bears his name.

Stefanos Tsitsipas is just interested in the future.

This victory couldn’t have come at a better time for Nadal. After a disastrous loss to Stefanos in Melbourne, he missed two months of action and lost to Andrey Rublev in Monte Carlo.

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In the decider, Nadal managed to maintain composure when up a match point at 4-5. He overcame the rally and gathered a tremendous boost to win the next three games and produce one of the most dramatic victories of his career.

After the match, Tsitsipas praised Nadal, calling him a genuine competitor who despises defeat more than any other player on the Tour. “What happened here in prior years cannot be changed by me. I can just continue playing tennis and living my life.

I must stay in the moment and proceed along my existing course. Future times will provide more opportunities. That’s the appropriate attitude, and I’m conscious of the advancement I must make and maintain continual attention, stated Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Stefanos Tsitsipas responds beautifully after his difficult Rafael Nadal defeat

By Antonio Zaccaro

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