Tsitsipas brothers drawn to meet No. 8 seeds in Monte Carlo doubles opener

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Tsitsipas brothers drawn to meet No. 8 seeds in Monte Carlo doubles opener

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas won't be only playing the singles event at the Monte Carlo Masters as he and brother Petros Tsitsipas were awarded a wildcard into the Monte Carlo doubles event. The Tsitsipas brothers have played a couple of times this season as they will be making their fourth team appearance of the season in Monte Carlo.

Unfortunately for the Tsitsipas brother, they didn't have luck with their draw as they are set to face doubles specialists Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau in the first round. The Tsitsipas brothers won't be the only interesting doubles duo as Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin have also signed up to play doubles in Monte Carlo.

Dimitrov and Goffin were drawn to meet Marcelo Demoliner and Daniil Medvedev, while Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev will be taking on Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin. Rising stars Felix Auger-Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz also entered the doubles event as they are set to face Monaco's Romain Arneodo and Hugo Nys.

Stefanos Tsitsipas set to return to action

Tsitsipas last played at the Miami Masters, where he suffered a uarterfinal defeat against Hurkacz. "It’s a disappointing loss, a very disappointing loss. It left out of my hands.

I grabbed it, it was there, everything was under control, then suddenly, I don’t know, self explosion,'' Tsitsipas underlined after blowing a big lead against Hurkacz. 'I was very stressed this two weeks, especially this week, I was feeling very stressed.

I felt like it was my opportunity, I could have…I did quite well but I feel like there was more space for me to show something greater,'' Tsitsipas added. Tsitsipas is hoping to have a big clay season. "I am looking forward to clay court season, it's my favorite surface. I really want to do well this year and I will work hard for it,'' Tsitsipas said, per Vicky Georgatou.