Stefanos Tsitsipas alongside his teammate Matwe Middelkoop were defeated with 6-3, 7-5 by in their debut on Mens Doubles at the Monte Carlo Masters. The Croats, Nikola Mektić and Franko Škugor, were much more ready for this game and were right to win, thus qualifying for the next round.
Now, the Greek champion turns his attention to the singles, where he will face tomorrow for the best 32, Mikhail Kukushkin from Kazakhstan. Tsitsipas starts from No. 6 on the board and wants to go as far as possible in this tournament where he is competing for the first time. He is also his first ever presence on a clay surface for this season.
The 20-year-old Greek has the prehistory on his side as he has prevailed in his previous 3 matches against Kazakh tennis player. Most important of all, his victory at the Marseille Final, 2 months ago, with which he sealed the 2nd ATP title of his career.
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